Posted by ws1 on:
I took a few shots of the astronomical conjunction over by the mission this evening.
An Astronomical Conjunction means that from a certain point (usually here on earth) two or more celestial bodies (planets, moons etc.) are visible in faux proximity. Apparently, this kind of astronomical event can also be called an 'applause'. I hear that we won't see these three bodies together again for another 44 years.
Here is more information on it, including diagrams. :)
More photos (along with a few time-lapse goofy moments) can be seen here via Flickr.