May 12th: Dusk, The Newest of New Moons and Venus

05.12.21 – The tiniest of newest of new crescent moons as seen this evening at dusk with a Venus who is finally far away enough from the sun to be seen clearly in the twilight sky. Also posted at my Flickr stream.

Venus and the Moon setting behind Wheeler Ridge

Tues. 09.11.18 – The beauty of Venus and the new Moon setting behind Wheeler Ridge, Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, California. Photo by Ms. Jen from the Sherwin grade view point on the northbound Hwy. 395 with her Nikon D850 and a 50mm lens.

The August New Moon and Venus

Tues. 08.14.18 – While the true August new moon was on Saturday the 11th, this evening was the visible separating conjunction of Venus and the three day old moon. It was lovely. Photo taken by Ms. Jen from the roof of her RV with…

The Setting New Moon and Mt. Tom

Tues. 02.28.17 – Last evening I went out to my photography corner of Brockman Lane and Dixon Lane*, so that I could take photos of the New Moon as it set behind Mt. Tom to the west. I used the US Navy Observatory Moon rise and set calculator to figure out when it would set and when civil twilight would be so I could take the above new moon photo and attempt to take a photo of the Mars & Uranus conjunction

The Moon and the Puddle

Mon 01.11.16 – While driving just after sunset eastbound on California highway 62, I knew that the new crescent moon would be setting soon behind me. As the dusk deepened, the road turned to Vidal Junction and out of the farside of my left…

Venus, Jupiter, and the Crescent Moon on the horizon

07.17.15 – The crescent moon is very low on the horizon just above the queen palm trees in the center right of the photo, click on the image for the larger version to see the details. Photo taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia…