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Observing the Sky

The Moon and Venus

Image of the conjunction of the Moon and Venus on February 25, 2012 at about 6:40 PM local time

An image taken in Dallas, Texas on February 26, 2012 at 00:40 UT of the conjunction of the Moon and Venus. Jupiter can also be seen above Venus.

Lunar Eclipse Photos

Afocal photo of lunar eclipse taken at 07:59 UT on December 21, 2010

An afocal digital photograph of the December 21, 2010 Lunar Eclipse taken at 07:59 UT, about 18 minutes before mid-eclipse. Magnification is about 32x.

Afocal photo of lunar eclipse taken at 08:11 UT on December 21, 2010

Another afocal digital photograph of the December 21, 2010 Lunar Eclipse. This one was taken at 08:11 UT, about 6 minutes before mid-eclipse. The star on the Moon's limb (a magnitude 12 star in Taurus) was occulted by the Moon 3 minutes after this photo was taken. Magnification is about 60x.