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It’s a Moon, it’s a plane… it’s Jupiter!

Jet, Moon, Jupiter, and VenusCurrently, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon are in the western sky at and after sunset.   This is a picture I took at 5:45pm on February 27, 2012.   The Moon is obvious in the picture.  Venus and Jupiter are small specks of light that are marked in the photograph.   Mercury is not in this field of view—it was lower and further west (down and to the right of the lower right corner of the photograph).   The commercial jet flying by added an extra bonus.


  1. rency
    April 25, 2012, 10:37 am

    thanks NAT GEO sometimes i watch also something animals, planets, and others! this channel is making me learn more!

  2. rency
    April 25, 2012, 10:35 am

    this shows me that little star over there is jupiter!

  3. meera
    March 5, 2012, 4:39 pm

    I saw something really bright that couldn’t be a star the other day. I was wondering what planet it was. Thx 4 posting that pic.

  4. greg
    March 1, 2012, 11:39 pm

    I caught the planets over Denver with a wide angle lens. http://flic.kr/p/byKaQ4

  5. LOLMan
    February 29, 2012, 4:36 pm

    didnt get to see this sky