Venus, Jupiter, Moon Conjunction NW Wales

Taken near Holyhead lighthouse, NW Wales. The dim glow in the middle are the lights of Dublin, some 100+ km to the west.

  • Camera: Canon 5dmkII
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • Aperture: f/4
  • Shutter speed: 20 seconds
  • ISO: 3200
  • Date: March 2012

Also visible along with the planets and moon are the Pleiades and Hyades star clusters (top middle right and left respectively). Jupiter is the smaller of the 3, with Venus above and The Moon to the right. A thin sea haze or fog makes the planets glow brightly and both The Moon and Venus are reflected in the ocean.

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  1. objectman July 11, 2012 at 1:10 am #

    This is a great image and very awe-inspiring. I can guess the moon, but which is Jupiter? The large one up above?

    • Colin July 11, 2012 at 11:23 pm #

      Thanks mate. Jupiter is the little one.

      • objectman July 11, 2012 at 11:50 pm #

        Good. I was a bit worried it was going to hit us. ;)

  2. kibirige ashiraf November 13, 2017 at 8:24 am #

    I waited to view the conjunction but I didn’t see
    in Uganda happening may be it occurs in only cold countries

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