For the second night in a row we will be able to witness a Celestial Triangle in the western skies around sunset. Tonight, (Feb. 26th, 2012) the Moon and Jupiter will be near to each other with Venus shinning bright just below them. The clouds and 50 mph wind gusts last night worried me some, but the weather worked out perfectly. The clouds actually added a little flavor to this photo.
Where should you look tonight?
Look to the west just after sunset and you will see the “trio” piercing the sunset colors. The best time is to check it out is 15 – 30 minutes after sunset. The ambient light is much lower making the objects really stand out.
**UPDATE** – February 26th, 2012 – “THE REUNION”
I decided to head out again Sunday night for a follow up appointment with the celestial triangle. I did some time lapse photography and still last night. The video will be available shortly. Here is a photo from the “firepit” last night. The exposure is a couple hours long. Note all of the air-traffic.