Closer and Closer

Saturn and Jupiter on December 7th.

I wanted to photograph Saturn and Jupiter every night in December, but so far between cloudy skies and getting out too late because I was doing other things and missed the narrow window between when it’s dark enough to see them and when they disappear behind the trees, I photographed them on the 7th, 8th, 12th, 13th, and 15th. Five out of 15 nights is not my best, not my best at all. They are converging, and currently, the forecast is for clear skies on Monday when Saturn and Jupiter conjoin. I’ll see if the forecast is correct, and I’m planning on photographing them every night for the next six nights.

Saturn and Jupiter on December 8th. Saturn and Jupiter in the trees on December 12th.Saturn and Jupiter on December 13th. Saturn and Jupiter on December 15th.


35 thoughts on “Closer and Closer

    • We will hope for the best out your way. You never know here. Clouds seem to happen when we don’t want them. Thanks, Lavinia.

    • Thanks, picpholio. We get a lot of light polution from Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, but we can see Venus, Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter quite clearly, and Mercury fairly well.

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