Venus and Jupiter Conjunction of Late February and Early March 2023

April 12, 2023


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Photographer: Soumyadeep Mukherjee  
Summary Author: Soumyadeep Mukherjee  

In late February and early March, Venus and Jupiter stole the attention of many astrophotographers. As these two bright planets were inching closer to one another in the western sky after sunset, I was lucky enough to capture their relative movement over a 10-day period. Note that the different hues of the twilight sky were a result of varying atmospheric conditions. These images were taken between February 21 and March 2, 2023, and between 6:10 p.m. and 6:20 p.m., local time. Venus is brighter of the two and was lower in the sky until March 2.

Photo details: Nikon D5600 camera; Sigma 50 mm; f/2.8; ISO 200; shutter speed varied between 1/3 second and 1 second. Benro Rhino Tripod; Photoshop.

Dhanbad, India Coordinates: 23.7957, 86.4304

Related Links:

Venus and Jupiter Glitter Paths

Soumyadeep’s Website