If you were lucky enough to have clear skies
on the evening of February 26, 2012, you were treated to a very cool alignment
of Jupiter, the moon, and Venus, near the western horizon. The sky in Erie
was mostly clear, with a few stray lines of clouds, which created the effect
in this picture. All three objects are overexposed, but it would not have
been possible to get the shot without it. The moon, being only a couple
days old, was actually nowhere near full.
There is a nice photo of
Orion below that I took from my back porch.
The camera for both shots
was a Fujifilm FinePix, mounted on a tripod.
Constellation of Orion
Posted February 26, 2012