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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

 

Venus and the Moon, August 14, 2012

The Moon between Venus and Jupiter as seen on the 13th of August from Adelaide, around 6:10 am (click to embiggen)The Moon above Venus as seen on the 14th of August from Adelaide, around 6:00 am (click to embiggen)
Close up of the Moon and Venus at 6:05 am, with Earthlight (click to embiggen)Close up of Moon and Venus around 6:30 am with artistic clouds (click to embiggen)

The sky last night was completely socked in, so I got up just before 6 am without much hope of seeing anything. But there turned out to be enough gaps in the clouds to get a decent view of this beautiful event. All images taken with my Canon IXUS at ASA 400 and exposures from 8 to 2 seconds. When zoomed the zoom factor is 3x.

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