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Skywatcher Photos: Venus and Jupiter Come Together in March 2012

Jupiter and Venus over Michigan

Dale Mayotte

Skywatcher Dale Mayotte took this photo of the Jupiter & Venus conjunction from his backyard in Clinton Township, Michigan on March 12, 2012.

Jupiter, Venus and Orion over Michigan

Dale Mayotte

Skywatcher Dale Mayotte caught the Jupiter & Venus conjunction from his backyard in Clinton Township, Michigan on March 13, 2012. A well-known constellation floats at upper left.

Jupiter, Venus and the Moon over Ohio

David Griggs

Skywatcher David Griggs took this photo March 25, 2012, north of Cincinnati, Ohio. He writes: "In this photo, you can see from the top to the bottom: Venus, the Moon and finally Jupiter. Over the past couple of weeks, Venus and Jupiter have been "dancing" with each other across the nightime sky. On Sunday, the Moon joined in. All day, the Cincinnati area had been covered with clouds and I thought we wouldn't get to see this. However, about 9:00 p.m., I went outside to find clear skies and this sight ready to be photographed."

Jupiter, Venus and the Moon over Oklahoma

Michael Linneer

Skywatcher Michael Linneer sent this picture and writes: "I took this ... from Denison Dam, overlooking Lake Texoma near Cartwright, OK. Canon Rebel T3, 28mm lens, ISO 1600, f8.0 for 20 seconds."

Jupiter, Venus and the Moon over Texas

Chad McKeown

Chad McKeown sent in this photo and wrote: "I took this 30-second exposure of Venus, Jupiter, the moon, and a passing plane from my backyard near Fort Worth, Texas, this evening. [A] plane ... bisected Venus and the moon."

Jupiter, Venus and the Moon over Cheshire, UK

James Dyson

Skywatcher James Dyson sent in his photo and writes: "Here is a shot … of the moon, Venus and Jupiter, 25th March 2012, showing here in the UK. [F]or once it was clear on a special night.… Equipment used: Canon 550D, Canon 100-400mm L IS Lens. Location: Warrington, Cheshire, UK."

Star Trails and the Conjunction of Jupiter, Venus, and the Moon over Tenerife, Spain

Roberto Porto

Skywatcher Roberto Porto took this shot in Teide National Park, Tenerife, Spain, on March 26, 2012.

Roberto Porto

Skywatcher Roberto Porto took this shoto of the Jupiter, Venus and moon conjunction in Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Spain, on March 26, 2012.

Roberto Porto

Skywatcher Roberto Porto took this shoto of the Jupiter, Venus and moon conjunction in Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Spain, on March 26, 2012.

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