Moon/Venus Conjuntion

I almost missed this. I was putting the dog out the back door and happened to see it just before it set. I quickly grabbed my camera and tripod. Cannon EOS 300D 100-300mm zoom telephoto. 21:42:43 EDT.

ISO 1600 – 2 sec exposure to illuminate the foreground.

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Note the haze and skyglow of the Florida summer as it compares with a similar photo from mid-winter. 🙁

6 Responses to “Moon/Venus Conjuntion”

  • Anonymous says:

    It really looks very beautiful.
    But would it be possible, the moon colliding into Venus? I mean, even if the moon is on its axis toward Venus, it would be to far away for them to crash together… right?

  • Hutch says:

    I’m sure he’s joking. He has to be joking… Tell me he’s joking.

  • Starsky says:

    He may or may not be joking. But it would be most useful to assume he’s not and answer him: The alignment is only along the up-down and left-right dimentions. The remaining dimension, near-far, is only apparent for a few miles at the very best and only ten meters or so for ones binocular vision. The minimal Moon-Venus distance along that line is tens of millioms of kilometers

  • Starsky says:

    I am worried, however, that it may hit some of those wires.

  • hawk says:

    I hear the moon is still made of cheese,got any wine.Lol.I’d be more concerened with the coming near earth orbit of Nibiru, dec.21,2012

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