The conjunction


We’ve got a conjunction up there. Venus, Jupiter and the Moon are all near each other as viewed from terra firma, creating a “frown,” as National Geographic puts it. But in the above picture from Kenya, it looks more like a smile.

We haven’t done this since the the eclipse months ago (Good grief, it was February! Was it really February? It seems like only recently.) and I probably should’ve asked earlier today but if you take a picture, send it to me and I’ll post it.

Update 7:23 p.m. Just took this from the runway at South St. Paul airport. Lame camera, though. And ignore Flight 837 from wherever.


The conjunction is not only a frown, but appears to be crying, in this picture from Sharon Stiteler. It’s actually quite Van Gogh-like.


  • Amanda

    Your photos are better than mine – I tried a few nights ago and my shot looks like I am trying to convince someone of alien invasion…

  • Mary L.

    I have a long drive home from work outside the city. Last night I drove straight into that conjunction for about 30 minutes. Couldn’t stop drinking in its beauty.

  • Mike R

    The moon was also quite striking last night in the early evening. Even though it was a crescent, you could see an ever-so-slight glow from the dark side also.