The great conjunction of 2012 — and a Minute Man

Posted by David Eicher
on Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I’m sure that if you had a clear sky over the past few nights, you’ve marveled at the great evening grouping formed by the Moon, Venus, and Jupiter. Talented astroimagers and old friends Imelda Joson and Edwin Aguirre captured the conjunction over the Minute Man Statue in Minute Man National Park, Concord, Massachusetts, on Sunday, February 26. “In the photo, the Moon is the most brilliant object in the western sky, with Venus below it and Jupiter to its left,” said Imelda and Edwin. “We had to overexpose the crescent Moon to record the Minute Man’s silhouette in the foreground. We used a Canon EOS 7D DSLR camera with a 16-35mm zoom lens for the time exposure.”

Imelda Joson and Edwin Aguirre
The shot was made at the foot of the Old North Bridge, where the first major action of the Revolutionary War took place on April 19, 1775.

Great shot!

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