2011 11 26 Venus-Moon Conjunction

It was quite a treat just after sunset to view not only the Moon at just 1.71 days old (only 4% illumination) but also to have it only 3° apart from Venus. Mercury was just below the horizon and under the Moon by 1808 EST/2308 UT at the time I took this photo from my front yard looking to the west/southwest.

You can just make out the orange-tinted earthshine on the Moon and Venus is shining brilliantly.

Screenshot from Starry Nights

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~ by Erika Rix on November 26, 2011.

One Response to “2011 11 26 Venus-Moon Conjunction”

  1. Really beautiful to see and the tree branches really add to the photograph.
    Earth, Moon and Venus all looking great.
    Very well done.

    Barchester Onions…OBE.

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