I saw on EarthSky that there would be a great pairing of the moon and Venus so I took my camera out to the backyard yesterday evening…and promptly decided my tripod, that I’ve had for 25+ years, needs to be upgraded. LOL! I tried though and here are a few shots using my Panasonic FZ150.
PLEASE CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR CLOSER VIEW! 🙂
To set things up…a picture of STAR WALK app on my iPad.
Da Moon ~ around 5 pm using just the auto setting on my camera and hand held.
This one around 7-ish pm.
UPDATE: From EARTHSKY today:
When you look at a crescent moon shortly after sunset or before sunrise, you can sometimes see not only the bright crescent of the moon, but also the rest of the moon as a dark disc. That pale glow on the unlit part of a crescent moon is light reflected from Earth. It’s called “earthshine.”
🙂 That’s what I caught in this photograph!