Thanks to Yuri Beletsky and the kind folks at Las Campanas Observatory I was able to spend a very inspiring and memorable night at Las Campanas Observatory.
The closest encounter between Venus and Jupiter took place on June 30th. On that night the two brightest planets were only 0.3 degrees apart! I was lucky to catch this enchanting pas-de-deux at the Recoleta reservoir, beautifully lit by moonlight. For this image 560 individual frames were digitally combined.