Venus and Jupiter are in a unique conjunction right now with the Moon. On December 1, 2008 the Moon appeared to be is in the same area of the sky as Venus and Jupiter. This will last for only one day as the planets and our Moon slide by each other in their orbits. I was able to get some pictures a few days before 12/1/08 and on the day of the the conjunction event (12/1/08.) I have posted them in this gallery for you to see. You will notice how the Moon traveled relative to the planets during this time. On 12/1/08 Venus is about 94 million miles away from Earth and Jupiter is about 540 million miles away. In the next month Venus will move closer to Earth in its orbit to about 74 million miles away and grow larger in the sky for the next thirty days. The Moon will move out of the way The photos in this gallery will show how the conjunction developed as the Moon entered the sky right between the planets. Ed Registrato
11/30/08. The Moon is now near Venus and Jupiter today. On Monday the Moon will be on the other side of the planets and be very close.
Here you see the Moon has entered the area and took its place just above the planets. This picture was taken at the Peoria Vision in Time observatory at about 7 PM at night.