Youth Voices

The Venus-Jupiter-Moon Conjunction (Sunday, February 3, 2008)

By Zeeshan Ahmed
Isra University
Hyderabad

During February of 2008, a rare astronomical event occurred. Venus, Jupiter and Moon were in conjunction for almost 2 weeks in the morning sky. Conjunction is an apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac. As an amateur astronomer and an enthusiast myself, I started my quest to take the perfect picture with my Nokia 6300. Though, I knew it would be mighty difficult; it was winter time, it was damn cold outside, and add to that the time being before dawn with darkness all around; I also knew that my cell phone’s camera is a 2-Mega Pixel one, and lack of other functions made it a much more difficult task than it really was. I did succeed, though, but the quality was not up to the mark… as expected. In my quest, I took about 45+ pictures, and I find this one the best. I stole this one from reality on Sunday, 3-February-2008, at 6:25 am. Sharing it with you folks, and I hope you like it as well.

Cheers.