Published December 15, 2023 | Version v1
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Jupiter, Venus, Moon Conjunction

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Honorable mention in the 2023 IAU OAE Astrophotography Contest, category Still images with smartphones-mobile devices: Jupiter, Venus, Moon Conjunction, by Joslynn Appel.

Captured with a smartphone in February 2023, over the skies of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA, this photograph offers a glimpse into a conjunction, an enthralling astronomical phenomenon that occurs when two or more celestial objects are seen in close proximity in the sky from our perspective, despite the objects not being physically near to each other. In this image, the brilliance of Jupiter (top), the allure of Venus (middle), and the familiar glow of our Moon (bottom) dance together against a backdrop of delicate clouds and a treeline silhouette, making it a moment worth treasuring.

Credit: Joslynn Appel/IAU OAE (CC BY 4.0)

 

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Honorable mention in the 2023 IAU OAE Astrophotography Contest, category Still images with smartphones-mobile devices: Jupiter, Venus, Moon Conjunction, by Joslynn Appel.jpg