Two days ago, I was out in the local park, doing some filming (some video tutorials for the e-witch course). And on my way back home, looked up and saw the crescent moon & venus, and a little further away the planet Jupiter.
I was able to identify them as such because the ephemeris gives planetary positions, as well as moon positions for every day. And on some occasions, when the moon moves closer to planets, it’s easy to work out which bright `dot’ is a planet and not one of the many hundreds of stars in the sky.
So here’s the Jupiter (top left) 1’5″ Taurus, and crescent moon (right) ..about 4′ Pisces and Venus ( closer to moon) at 13’37″ Pisces.
Photo taken with just an ordinary digital camera, on 25th January 2012, around 5pm (GMT) from Beddington Park, South London.
You can still see these stellar objects in the night sky.
By the way, 14th March’12 is going to be very special…that’s when Jupiter and venus conjunct (9’37″ Taurus). Moon will be wanning then and in Sagittarius. (On that day, there is also a venus-trine-mars, venus-trine-pluto, mars-trine-jupiter…It’s going to be a very auspicious day… magically, astrologically).
ps. If you are going to use this photo, can you pls mention that it was taken by `Mani Navasothy’? Thanks.
pps. The Eclipse Magic e-workbook (with full transcript of the webinar added) is coming along.. Will be published in a few months, in time for the next set of Eclipses. There ‘s also some info in it – magical workings, for the upcoming venus-transit of the Sun (happening on 6th June).