Venus, Jupiter & the Moon over the Royal Observatory, Greenwich

Half marathon notice

Visitor notice: On Sunday 4 March Cutty Sark and the museum car park will be closed for the Vitality Big Half Marathon. All other museums will be open as normal and DLR and rail links will be running. Find out about road closures

The Moon, Jupiter and Venus have been a beautiful sight over the last few evenings. Here are some photographs showing the view from Greenwich.

On the evening of the 2nd of December, we had the following view... notice the seperation of the Moon and thew two planets.


Just a day later, and the Moon has move a significant distance in the sky, as it orbits around the Earth. The following photograph shows the view on the evening of the 3rd of December, 2008.


This final photograph was also taken on the evening of the 3rd of December. What a beautiful sight we have been treated to over the last view days!