Crescent Moon + Venus + Mars

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Last night was “clear and a million” and I had my alarm set incorrectly, so I missed most of the nice sunset with the thin crescent moon. Not tonight, even if it does mean taking a quick break from the office and going out to the parking garage roof.

But where’s the moon?

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There it is! Veiled by all of those high, thin clouds.

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Not bad for a handheld shot, no tripod.

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Look out! I didn’t know Southwest Airlines had regularly schedule service to the Moon!

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Coming back out about a half-hour later when it was suitably dark, I found that most of the overcast had disappeared, allowing Venus to appear!

img_0370_smallA little bit of Earthshine lighting up the dark parts of the moon.

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Mars was suposed to be to the upper left of Venus from this perspective. Is it there? Click on the image to see it full-sized and take a look.

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One response to “Crescent Moon + Venus + Mars

  1. Ronnie

    Beautiful

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