The Moon joins Venus, Mars, and Jupiter on the ecliptic, Nov 8, 2015

Posted by Doctormaturin
on Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Moon, Venus, Jupiter and Mars lie close together in a line on the Ecliptic, a few days after the rare close conjunction (triad) of these three planets in late October, 2015. Although the Moon's orbit crosses the Ecliptic twice a month (at the nodes), a simultaneous occurrence with this triad is rare.

Technical Data:
2015-11-08: 5:53 A.M. EST (10:53 UTC)
Chevy Chase, Maryland, (Washington, DC), USA
GPS: N 38º 57 '54", W 77º 05' 37".

Canon SX50 IS: Lens 4.3-215mm (35 mm equivalent = 24-1200 mm)
FL = 4.5mm (35 mm equivalent = 25mm)
ISO 80, f/3.5, 10.0 sec

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