A Beautiful Conjunction, February 25
By Terence Dickinson, SkyNews Editor
The sky cleared just in time here at SkyNews headquarters in eastern Ontario. Like a curtain opening in front of nature's stage, the last wisps of cloud retreated and the night sky's three brightest celestial objects provided a fine sight for astronomy fans. From top to bottom in this scene taken a few kilometres north of my home in Yarker, Ontario, we see Jupiter, the crescent Moon and Venus. A quick check suggests that these three cosmic luminaries haven't been this close together and as high in the evening sky for at least 8 years, but I may have missed a more recent occurance. Watch as Venus and Jupiter draw together over the next few evening and pass on March 13. For more detail, see March/April SkyNews, now on newsstands.