A clear sky showed the prime event of the week – Venus and the Moon in proximity after Sunset. Photographed with my Canon EOS SL3.
As promised, the Moon has appeared to creep closer to Venus.
This is a rare view of the Moon. Looking through my archives, the only time I photographed a similar phase was after the 2017 Solar Eclipse.
I intentionally rerouted my evening walk so I could get a better perspective on both the Moon and Venus.
For those of you that were able to see it, the Moon and Venus were very close that night.
We’re about a month from the last rendezvous of the Moon and Venus.
If you look closely above and to the left of the Moon, you can see stars. They were not visible to me at the time I took this picture.
Despite the unseasonably cold chill (the reason I have not posted anything for several weeks), I set up my camera to take this photograph.
The result pushes the bounds of true astrophotography and into the realm of something else.
Normally I complain about my blocked view of the East sky, due to trees and neighbors’ houses. But sometimes the setup has its benefits.