Friday, 31 July 2015

The Moon and His Friends

For the past month and a bit we have had a very interesting night sky in New Zealand. In late June we saw the appearance of the Bethlehem star for the first time in 2000 years. This occurs when Jupiter and Venus appear to overlap from the earth's perspective. Unfortunately at the time I was unable to get any photos.

In this photo you can see Jupiter and Venus, I'm unsure which one is on top, as well as the Crescent Moon and Mercury hanging out to the right.


  1. Gorgeous capture and beautiful night sky! Have a happy day and weekend!

  2. Wow - gorgeous shot!

  3. I am so impressed with this amazing shot! Wow to the phenomenon...and wow to your photo!