Backyard astronomers were excited to see a dazzling array of tiny lights in the sky. They were so bright that no one needed a professional camera to capture them!
Moon at the top
A bright Venus at lower left
A fainter Jupiter above and to the right of Venus, between Moon and Venus
Shot from phone camera pic.twitter.com/hyu0eHAvCA
— Pankaj Sethi (@PankajSethi00) January 30, 2019
Every now and then, the planets are lit up enough to be seen with the naked eye. Some people got some pretty incredible shots!
Chilly dog walk this morning, but the sky is glorious! Jupiter and Venus, I believe. Stay warm, everyone!🌞 pic.twitter.com/8k7WS6bSLF
— Jen (@jen172334) January 30, 2019
This is a pretty sight that doesn’t come out often. It’s a good idea to take it in when you can!