Daylight Moon with Venus

May 22nd, 2017, 9:20 p.m. local time

Normally I complain about my blocked view of the East sky, due to all my trees and neighbors’ houses in the way.  But sometimes the setup has its benefits.  Today this barrier sufficiently shielded the Sun so that I could find the late stage Waning Moon.

And I thought I was only shooting the Moon, but after reviewing the wider images I noticed that Venus was also picked up!  It may be hard to see, but look above and to the right of the Moon.  The planet was not visible to the eye alone, but was still available with the right camera exposure.

Here is a different, closer view, focused on the Moon:

This last picture, a wide view, approximates what this Moon phase actually looks like when the Sun is out:

Looking ahead, the weather forecast is miserable through the Memorial Day weekend.  Rain and clouds.  This morning it is very bright with no clouds, but as always seems the case, thunderstorms are predicted an hour after sunset.

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8 thoughts on “Daylight Moon with Venus

  1. I was a little later getting up this morning and noticed the waning moon crescent. After a while I spotted Venus. I wish I had been up earlier so the sky was less bright.

    Very nice photos of the pairing.

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  2. Great photos. Daytime phases are really great. The clouds around here have been breaking a little bit over the last couple of days, and was able to see the third-quarter Moon overhead. It’s something.

    Good going with the duo. Hopefully the clouds will lift for you, soon. I’m pessimistic.

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