Marko Posavec Photography

A Twilight Triplet

All of the planets travel around the Sun in pretty much the same plane, as well as our Moon. Inevitably, sometimes they come close to one another in Earth’s sky – in astronomical terms, a conjunction takes place.

On February 20th, Venus and Mars approached one another in the evening sky shortly after sunset. A thin crescent Moon, complete with earthshine, joined them on its perpetual round trip around the Earth. Here’s what this lovely gathering looked like over the waters of Lake Šoderica.