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.