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Great Conjunction Photos

The Great Conjunction, as seen from June Street and Oakwood Avenue in Hancock Park at 5:48 p.m. (photo from Linda Sanoff)

Did you see it? For most of us who went outside after sunset we could see a bright spot in the sky. Thanks to Hancock Park resident Linda Sanoff for reminding us to  look up and for sharing her photos taken with an iPhone.

Fortunately, lots of people were able to capture amazing images of Jupiter and Saturn at their closest in the sky, known as the “Great Conjunction of 2020.” Griffith Park Observatory posted a two hour video of the planets moving across the Los Angeles night sky.

Below is another image, shared by Buzz reader Tony Medley and taken by his friend Glen Dobson in Sante Fe, New Mexico. “I used a Canon Powershot SX 740 point and shoot. It’s got 40x magnification. Kind of blurry but I took this out our back door…you can see several of Jupiter’s moons,” Dobson told Medley.

“I just got really lucky,” Dobson told the Buzz today. “I had to fiddle with the camera but it worked out.”

We agree. We caught up with Dobson hiking this afternoon and appreciate his letting us post this image in the Buzz.

Photo taken by Glen Dobson outside his back door in Sante Fe, New Mexico

But we also love that we have a local record of what could be seen right over our neighborhood as part of the Buzz’s digital archive. We’d welcome your photos too. You can still observe the great conjunction in the night sky this evening.

Photo taken on June Street at Rosewood Avenue in Hancock Park, showing two more celestial bodies last night – the moon on the right and Mars on the left, at 5:25pm. (photo from Linda Sanoff)
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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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