2014 February 1, 1.12 day Moon

The Moon was sinking toward the horizon with cirrus clouds obscuring the view. Thankfully I had the opportunity to grab a quick binocular sketch in the front field regardless of the soft views through Earth’s atmosphere.

2014 02 01, 0030-0100 UT (-6) 1.12-day-old Moon
Erika Rix, Texas, http://www.pcwobservatory.com
15x70mm binoculars, no filter
Thin cirrus
Colongitude: 282.6°
Phase: 164.1°
Lunation: 1.12 days
Illumination: 1.9%

20140201 1.12 day Moon

Eyepiece sketch on black Strathmore Artagain paper, white Conte crayon, white charcoal pencil, black Derwent charcoal pencil, black woodless oil pencil, blending stump.

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~ by Erika Rix on February 10, 2014.

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