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During a conjuction two celestial bodies appear near one another in the sky. During a conjuction between two planets or between the moon and a planet both celestial bodies have the same right ascension (they stay on a north-south line in the sky). The shortest apparent distance between two celestial bodies doesn't occur per difinition during the conjuction but short before or after the conjunction.


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Moon and Jupiter, February 23, 2016 @ 21:00 UT

The image was made with a 300mm telelens and a Canon 600D DLSR.

For my observation site the conjuction took place on 24 February at 05:05:12 UT with a distance of 02°33'04" between the planet centres.
The distance between the planet centres during imaging was 03°13'11".

Moon and Jupiter, March 25, 2012 @ 18:37 UT

The image was made with a 100mm telelens and a Sony Alpha 200 DLSR.

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Moon, Jupiter and Venus, March 25, 2012 @ 18:24 UT

The image was made with a 100mm telelens and a Sony Alpha 200 DLSR.

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Jupiter and Venus, March 8, 2012 @ 20:26 UT

The image was made with a 100mm telelens and a Sony Alpha 200 DLSR.

Moon and Venus, April 16, 2010 @ 19:31 UT

The image was made with a 100mm telelens and a Sony Alpha 200 DLSR.

For my observation site the conjuction took place at 12:48:06 UT with a distance of 03°36'35" between the planet centres.

The distance between the planet centers during imaging was 04°51'48".

Mercurius and Venus, April 4, 2010 @ 19:33 UT

The image was made with a 100mm telelens and a Sony Alpha 200 DLSR.

Both Venus and Mercurius where less than 5° above the horizon.
The distance between the planet centers during imaging was 03°00'08".
Moon and Venus, January 30, 2009 @ 18:01 UT

The image was made with a 140mm telelens and a Konika Minolta Dynax 5D DLSR.

For my observation site the conjuction took place at 10:28:19 UT with a distance of 01°49'51" between the planet centres.
The distance between the planet centres during imaging was 03°54'36".
Moon and Venus, March 21, 2007 @ 18:40 UT

The image was made with a 140mm telelens and a Konika Minolta Dynax 5D DLSR.

For my observation site the conjuction took place at 15:51:03 UT with a distance of 03°28'48" between the planet centres.
The distance between the planet centres during imaging was 04°11'52".
Moon and Saturn, February 3, 2007 @ 0:13 UT

Composite image of two frames made with a 250mm Newton and a Konika Minolta Dynax 5D DLSR.

For my observation site the conjuction took place at 23:20:47 UT with a distance of 29'04" between the planet centres.
The distance between the planet centres during imaging was 26'08".
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