Conjunction Observed from St Peter’s Square

May 12, 2023


Photographer: Enrique Fernández García
Summary Author: Enrique Fernández García; Jim Foster

I had the opportunity to observe the conjunction of Jupiter, the Moon and Venus from Saint Peter's Square, Vatican City, on February 22, 2023. Venus is just above the basilica. The waxing crescent Moon was 3-days old – note the earthshine.

Begun in 1506 and completed in 1615, St Peter’s Basilica is widely considered one of the finest works of Renaissance architecture.


Saint Peter's Square, Vatican Coordinates: 41.9022, 12.4567

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