Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Two bright lights in the twilight sky!

The Moon and Venus - photographed here with my 500mm TP zoom and 1.4 converter - are both beautiful objects in the sky just after sunset. Venus is halfway around its orbit and is presenting about 60% of its disc to us: with its high albedo, it is really bright at the moment.

The Moon is a first quarter, so the rich crater field of the southern polar region is on the terminator and in beautiful relief. Seems almost near enough to touch....



 

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