Saturday, December 13, 2008

Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon

On the evening of December 1st, if you were watching the sky then you saw the crescent Moon joining Venus and Jupiter to form a celestial triangle. Joshua worked really hard to get a good photo of the triangle but had to call in help from mom and dad - and we still couldn't hold the camera quite steady enough! Still, I think it is a pretty good shot. We enjoyed seeing the "extra bright" moon tonight - I think it was 7,000 miles closer to us in the current orbit.