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    Annie loves to view such heavenly events and is forever waking me up to go outside and watch with her. Unfortunately for her, the viewable events for the past year or so have mostly been masked by cloudy skies, as it appears this one will be.
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    Annie loves to view such heavenly events and is forever waking me up to go outside and watch with her. Unfortunately for her, the viewable events for the past year or so have mostly been masked by cloudy skies, as it appears this one will be.
    But at least it is a "big" cloudy sky.
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    Complete overcast here...sigh...
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    Rhonda and I marveled over the two planets in close proximity through shaky binoculars. Impressive. Clear skies here for a change, we got to see it above the tree line in our driveway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    Annie loves to view such heavenly events and is forever waking me up to go outside and watch with her. Unfortunately for her, the viewable events for the past year or so have mostly been masked by cloudy skies, as it appears this one will be.
    This is a very slow motion event. The two planets will be close together for quite a few days, so keep an eye out for a clear night. With decent binoculars you should be able to see several of Jupiter's moons.

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    The Big Sky cleared and we have a tremendous view from our deck.
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    The Big Sky cleared and we have a tremendous view from our deck.
    Awesome.
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    Clear sky here in North Alabama also. Suzi tried to focus with a 300mm lens but it's still a little blurry. Still very impressive to see a historical event.
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    Reports are that with reasonable magnification and clear conditions, there is quite a bit to see.
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    Annie called our SIL and told him about the celestial goings on. He set up his spotting scope and the moons were visible. While viewing six year old first grader Jack starts reeling off the names of moons. I donít know if he got them right, but he has a much better chance of being accurate than I do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pkpilot View Post
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    The conjunction happens about every twenty years. Some years, like this year they appear to be closer together.
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    I used to watch the spaceship races 50 years ago, at least that is what we told her parents we were doing.
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    Here a pic that a guy up at Griffith Park took (and posted in the public domain) -

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