Now that Venus, Jupiter, and our Moon are going separate ways again, here's a group photo in memory of the amazing sights we had in the evenings of the last few weeks. This was a day or two after new moon, when the Moon approached the Venus-Jupiter pairing we've had for a while.
Actually, I didn't know that I could take photos of planets with my cheap little compact camera, until I tried it on the height of this month's encounters. And I wouldn't have known when and where to look for planets until I joined twitter a couple of years ago and started following lots of astro people.
Here's an earlier one I took before the Moon got involved: