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Planetary conjunction photo gallery, spring 2022

Two bright dots in a pink sky, with an inset showing a closer view, including Jupiter's moons.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Karthik Easvur in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India, created this composite image at dawn on May 1, 2022 and wrote: “Venus-Jupiter conjunction as seen from my balcony. It was a beautiful view to see the 2 planets this close together. The 2 planets were so close that at 600mm focal length they fit in a single frame. One can also see the Jupiter moons with the telephoto lens.” Thank you, Karthik! See more planetary conjunction photos below.

Planetary conjunction photo gallery

Throughout April, four planets have been putting on a show in the morning sky, strung out in a line. EarthSky Community members are sharing their best photos with us. Do you have a photo to share? Send it to EarthSky Community Photos.

Four bright planets at dawn over an urban foreground.
View at EarthSky Community Photos | Radu Anghel in Bacau, Romania, captured this impressive view of the four morning planets at 5:00 am on May 1, 2022. Thank you, Radu!
Two bright planets in conjunction over a Chinese pagoda.
View at EarthSky Community Photos | Zheng Zhi inside the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, captured this view at 4:23 am on May 1, 2022, and wrote “Venus and Jupiter look only 0.25 degrees from the earth this morning, while the real Venus and Jupiter are about 780 million kilometers apart in the universe.” Thank you, Zheng!
Telescopic view of Jupiter and Venus, both caught in the same field of view.
View at EarthSky Community Photos | Eric Garen in Park City, Utah, captured this close-up of Jupiter and Venus at 6:15 am on April 30, 2022. Thank you, Eric!
Two bright planets in conjunction with trees in the foregrond.
View at EarthSky Community Photos | Rod Cerkoney in Fort Collins, Colorado, captured this beautiful panorama of the Venus-Jupiter conjunction at 5:30 am on April 30, 2022, and wrote “Not much to tell, stepped on the deck, saw this, ran back in to grab the camera. Click, here it is.” Thank you, Rod!
Jupiter and Venus at dawn, seen as two bright points of light in the sky.
View at EarthSky Community Photos | Steve Wilson in Salina, Kansas, captured this close-up view of Venus and Jupiter at 5:17 am on April 30, 2022, and wrote “Got up early to go out east of Salina on Cunningham road about 6 miles to get the Great Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter. Was a bit windy and mostly clear, Temperature was about 54 degrees. ISO of 2000, 135mm kit lens, F5.6 for 30 seconds. Straight out of the camera and used Stellarium to identify the planets.” Thank you, Steve!
Two bright planets at dawn right above a rock formation.
View at EarthSky Community Photos | Bill Maass in Moab, Utah, captured this impressive view at dawn on April 30, 2022, and wrote “Venus and Jupiter above Balanced Rock in Arches National Park” Thank you, Bill!
The Iwo Jima US Marine Monument in early dawn with two bright planets behind.
View at EarthSky Community Photos | Kathi Overton in Arlington, Virginia, captured this view at 5:05 am on April 30, 2022, and wrote “The April 30, 2022 Jupiter-Venus conjunction, set against the Iwo Jima US Marine Memorial and Washington DC monuments.” Thank you, Kathi!
Woman's silhouette at dawn with two bright planets behind.
View at EarthSky Community Photos | Marek Nikodem near Szubin, Poland, captured this inspiring view of the Venus-Jupiter conjunction at 5:00 am on April 30, 2022, and wrote “Wow… what a great show. Wonderful colors of the morning dawn, two planets very close together and my friend. Despite the glowing sky, the view was amazing. Only my friend was a bit cold while posing. But she was happy anyway.” Thank you, Marek!

More planetary conjunction pics

Orange sunrise with line of dots leading up from horizon plus moon at bottom.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Peter Lowenstein in Mutare, Zimbabwe, took this image before sunup. Peter wrote: “Orange Day Parade: moon and 4 planets in volcanic sunrise. This stunning view of the planetary alignment of Saturn (top), the red planet Mars, approaching conjunction of Venus and Jupiter, and the waning 2.6% illuminated moon in the orange glow of an emerging volcanic sunrise was taken at 5.28 am on April 29th. In the foreground are matching colored ‘Fifth Dimension’ or Hibiscus rosa-sinensis flowers illuminated by security lighting on my house.” Thank you, Peter!
Two bright planets at dawn over a foreground of skycrapers
View at EarthSky Community Photos | Alexander Krivenyshev of WorldTimeZone.com captured this close-up view of Venus and Jupiter plus Manhattan, New York, on April 29, 2022. Alexander wrote: “Jupiter and Venus are on their way to the conjunction.” Thank you, Alexander!
Two bright planets at dawn over a foreground of cacti and dry vegetation.
View at EarthSky Community Photos | Eliot Herman in Tucson, Arizona, captured this panorama of Venus and Jupiter plus a close-up on April 29, 2022. Eliot wrote: “Nice close conjunction in the breaking dawn. The 2 bright planets make for a great sight in the Tucson AZ foothills.” Thank you, Eliot!
Four bright planets seen at dawn next to a tall building.
View at EarthSky Community Photos | Meiying Lee in Taipei, Taiwan, captured all 4 morning planets on April 29, 2022. Mieying wrote: “After waiting for many days between the rainy spring and the plum rain in summer, it is rare for Taipei to have a clear sky. Just in time to watch the waning moon on the 29th in the early morning, connecting with the planets: Jupiter, Venus, Mars and Saturn.” Thank you, Meiying!
Four bright planets seen at dawn in a suburban setting.
View at EarthSky Community Photos | Kathi Overton in Arlington, Virginia, captured this beautiful panorama at on April 29, 2022. Kathi wrote: “This is the planetary parade before dawn this morning.” Thank you, Kathi!
Branches from palm trees surround the planetary conjunction.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Matthew Chin in Hong Kong, China, captured this stunning landscape on April 29, 2022. Matthew wrote: “Celestial parade (Venus, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, 3.9% moon), in Yuen Long.” Thanks, Matthew!
The moon and 2 planets are visible between the branch of a tree and a village.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Barb Stinehelfer in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, captured this photo on April 28, 2022. Barb wrote: “Perfect morning for viewing … pretty clear … Looking forward to seeing progression of the conjunction.” Thank you, Barb!
Orange sky at the bottom and blue sky at the top. The branch of a tree, the moon and 2 planets appear on the image.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Mohammad Adeel in Lahore, Pakistan, shared this beautiful image with us on April 28, 2022. Mohammad wrote: “This month’s waning crescent (8% illumination) bids farewell to the morning skies. Planets Venus and Jupiter shine in the morning twilight with this month’s moon one last time before a close conjunction on May 1, 2022. This week had been a roller coaster of a ride in terms of some beautiful and mesmerizing sights of the night sky. I am glad to have captured the most out of it and be able to present to you guys.” Thank you very much, Mohammad! We are always happy to see your photos.
Orange sky and a building at the bottom of the image. There are 5 spots (moon, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Saturn.)
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Karthik Easvur in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India, took this image on April 28, 2022. Karthik wrote: “This photo was taken from my balcony at dawn. The 4 planets were in a line along with the moon. The orange glow of the sky at dawn made this photo more interesting.” Thank you, Karthik!
Venus, Jupiter and the moon in a purple sky with some clouds.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Pradnya Gharpure in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India, captured this view of Venus, Jupiter and the moon on April 27, 2022. Pradnya wrote: “A picture perfect morning display crafted by the bright planets Venus and Jupiter, and the crescent moon! The clouds and sunrise hues added to the beauty!” Thank you, Pradnya!
Jupiter, Venus and the moon form a triangle in a purple sky.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Tameem Altameemi in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, captured this view of Jupiter, Venus and the moon on April 27, 2022. Wonderful! Thanks, Tameem.
Planetary conjunction: Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Saturn and the moon aligned over the sea.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Ji-Hoon Kim in Gyeongju, South Korea, captured this stunning view of Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Saturn and the moon on April 25, 2022. Ji-Hoon wrote: “This photo was at the tomb of King Munmu the Great at around 4 am. In the old days, King Munmu of Silla, after the unification of the 3 kingdoms, made a Buddhist-style cremation for his body and buried his ashes in the East Sea to become a dragon and prevent Japanese invaders from entering.” Thank you, Ji-Hoon!

Bottom line: View images of the planets lined up in the morning sky from this spring, 2022. The planetary conjunction of Venus and Jupiter draws the eye.

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May 1, 2022
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