December 1, 2008
  Summary:  On Dec. 1st, the three brightest objects in the night sky converged, producing a triple-conjunction of stunning beauty. Venus, Jupiter and the crescent Moon crowded into a patch of sky just a few degrees across and wowed observers around the world. [full story]
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Takafumi Miyagi,
Yamanashi Prefecture Oshino-mura Japan
Dec. 1, 2008
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The illusion planet! It put Mt. Fuji where snow piles up and it which is not the scenery which was seen on the earth was to do the scenic being which is very beautiful. The 3rd sheet is Yamanashi Prefecture Kawaguchiko, November 21st.

Photo details: Nikon D700, 70mm, F5.6, ISO 400 PM17:22, 6 seconds of exposure

Stanescu Octavian,
Timisoara, Romania
Dec. 1, 2008

It's a very nice vision!

Photo details: Canon 300D, 250mm f/6, homemade Newtonian telescope

Mike Holloway,
Van Buren, Ar
Dec. 1, 2008

Clouds passed after first light snow of the year

Yolianigda Rodriguez,
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Dec. 1, 2008

Photo details: Canon 20D, ISO 800, SS 3"2 AV 5.6

Luis Carreira,
Leiria, Portugal
Dec. 1, 2008
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Here, in Portugal Venus was occulted by the Moon. Here is a video animation of the reappearance.

Photo details: Canon 40D, Takahashi FC-60 500mm on a fixed tripod.

Marek Nikodem,
Szubin, Poland
Dec. 1, 2008
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Photo details: Nikon D50, Sigma 170-500mm

John Sachs,
Hanover, Pennsylvania USA
Dec. 1, 2008

This conjunction was a beautiful sight!

Photo details: Nikon D200 at 400 ISO with 1 second exposure.

more images: from John Durston of Plymouth, UK; from Jennie Groom of Crafers West, South Australia; from Dr. Cengiz Nart of Kayseri, Turkey; from Cyrille Baudouin of Foussais-Payré, France; from David Baraloto of Parkville, Maryland; from Laurent Laveder of Sainte-Marine, Bretagne, France; from Mauricio Labrador of Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain; from Dr. Fritz Helmut Hemmerich of Tenerife, Canary Islands; from Sue Campbell of Chico, California;