Crescent Venus and the Moon at sunset.

posted: 2085 days ago, on Saturday, 2012 May 05 at 12:58
tags: astronomy, astrophotography, Southern Sky Highlights 2012, Venus, Moon, Kos Coronaios.

"This evening in pictures," writes Kos Coronaios. "Crescent Venus and beta Tau, just over a degree apart, the Moon ever so close to Spica, just under a degree and Saturn a little further away from them (nearly 5 degrees)."

Venus near beta Tauri. The inset image, taken at prime focus of a 10-inch, shows the Evening Star's crescent phase. Limpopo. 2012 May 04. Kos Coronaios.

A bright overexposed Moon with Spica close left, and Saturn further left.


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