Venus & Crescent Moon

A thin crescent moon with faint earthshine. Venus shines in the dawn. The communication tower can be seen on top of the original Pinto mountain.

Was up in the middle of the night admiring the stars. This morning a brilliant conjunction of Venus and a waning crescent moon rose above the mountain horizon. A spectacular sight, enough to take your breath, and one that cannot be captured properly with a camera.

A reminder that I must start getting out more to put myself in position to see such splendour. I have been delinquent, as of late, in my nighttime excursions.

9 thoughts on “Venus & Crescent Moon

    1. underswansea

      Dawn is much different than twilight. Also dawn is when you see the return of many stars and constellations. Thats when you can tell time. Lately I’ve been having a hard time getting out at any time in the night.


    1. underswansea

      I fear her garden has gone to weeds, the chickens have taken over the place or maybe her camera is broken. 🙂 If you see her, tell her she has had a long enough break.

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