Jupiter & Saturn in the trees at 6:45 pm. That’s about as close to looking like one star from my view-point.
Sahsa was looking for the conjunction but said all she could see was the ceiling. Silly Kitty.
This is the best shot I got of Jupiter & Saturn with 4 of Jupiter’s moons. I believe the light on the lower right is a star.
60 thoughts on “Happy Solstice & Conjunction”
Beautiful shots, Tim! Wind and rain up here tonight.
Sad state of weather affairs for you. Thanks, Lavinia.
Fabulous! Thanks, Tim.
My skies are not clear tonight, so thank you for sharing!!
You are welcome, Dale. Cloudy skies seems to be a real problem in many places. Thanks for checking in.
Not much we can do about it except be grateful for friends like you who share!
Wow Timothy wow. Unbelievable pictures. I was waiting. Thank you so much for sharing 🤗
You are welcome, Gabriela. I’m happy you got to see the conjuction from my point-of-view. Happy Solstice.
Thank you again Timothy. Happy Solstice to you too.
Great pictures Tim. Thanks
Those are spectacular Timothy. So beautiful! Kitties are sweet too of course.
Thanks, Holly. Have you been able to see the planets?
I haven’t really been outside after dark Timothy. I’m relying on you for those shots of the heavens.
Happy to share.
My pleasure to be able to enjoy them.
Exciting shots of the two (plus the four). We found a decent vantage point, however a thin cloud layer dampened the effect. We were able to see the conjuction.
That’s fantastic. I’m really happy you got to see it. It’s really magic in person. So many people are reporting thick clouds, which is sad. Thanks, Maj & Sher.
We both were feeling the season.
Fabulous shots, Tim!
Happy Solstice Timothy
Beautiful pics Tim. Here we saw absolutely nothing through all the rain and cloud.
Happy you could at least see pics. Thanks, Miriam.
Happy Solstice to you, your and of course les cats x
Thanks, Shey. Les chats blow you kisses.
Thanks for all the conjunction photographs. We’re having too much clouds and rain this week and couldn’t see Jupiter & Saturn getting together. So sad we missed this event.
I always love to see special events in the night sky. I was lucky to be a witness of the the Belgian UFO wave one night at 2 AM 30 years ago. Unfortunately, we had no smart phones in that time…
Thanks, Herman. Seem to be the way with UFOs.
Oh, wow, Tim! Double thank you for this. One, for capturing that which was invisible to us and Two, for capturing it beautifully! 🙏
You are double welcome, Marina. I’m happy you at least got to see it in pics.
Ondce again, many thanks for these unique pictures Timothy.
You are welcome, picpholio.
Nice! And love the kitty
Very nice shots! Happy Solstice and Yule tidings 💫
Wonderful to be able to see the moons.
Hi Susan. It is really cool to see the moons.
These pictures of your trees in the dark with the sunsets are beyond amazing. The views that you have on your land are unbelievable. You have them for company all the time. Love Joni
Great shots! It was fun to see last evening.
Lovely photos, Tim! Nice to see Sasha giving it a go. The last two photos are spectacular!
Thanks, Mia. I’m happy you got to see the conjunction. Sasha is a good participant.
I am beyond thrilled to see your photos of Jupiter and Saturn’s orbits! With our heavy rain last night, it was impossible for us to see. I understand that Jupiter and Saturn hadn’t come so close together in the sky for 400 years and not at night for nearly 800 years. Thanks to you, Tim, I was able to see what everyone thinks, according to the LiveScience website, may be the Christmas Star ⭐️ This morning the sun came out without a cloud in sight, which is a miracle, given the heavy rains that occurred yesterday. Life is still full of mystery.
Marina calls the clouds and rain during a cosmic event like this “‘Isnogood’ conspiracy” by nature. Certainly seemed that way with you having a sunny morning. We mostly have clear skies, but I have had many attempts to photograph Lunar eclipses, planet transits and solar eclipses dashed by clouds. The Christmas star was most likely the conjunction of Jupiter, Saturn and Mars in 7 BCE. That conjunction would have been very bright.
To think that the stars have been with us for what seems forever….
How interesting! Thank you for sharing this with us, Tim! We had been looking forward to seeing this and had nothing but thick clouds …
You are welcome, Dina. I’m happy you at least got to see photos of it.
A little disappointing here in the portion sky where it would was cloudy, but the rest of the sky was rather clear. It was a little too cold to wait on that area to clear. I thought, though, the conjunction would be a closer. But, hey, the last time these two combined for a conjunction was in medieval times (late 1580?).
Sasha seemed ready to go somewhere being in a bag. Going outside to look at the sky is not going somewhere in cat perception.
1226 was the last conjunction visible to the naked eye. There was a daytime conjunction in 1623 that was the last one closer than this conjunction, but it was too close to the sun to be seen with the naked eye. Sasha could have gone out into the catio to watch it. Thanks, David.
We had rain this night but tonight it was clear! Cool shots, Tim.
Candles, the sky moon and planets, and Sasha’s inquiring expression, Great!
Thanks, Inchcock. It’s too bad you can’t get on the roof/terrace of your building to check out the cosmic wonders. But then again, a UFO migh take off with you.
Hahaha! There’s a man who know my luck! Hehe!
Wonderful … thanks Tim! Sasha looks like she needs a pat 🙂
She gets lots of pats and she growls at me. Thanks, Julie.