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 in her Evening Crescent Form

Thurs., 05.14.20 – Astro Bob, aka Bob King, last week wrote a blog post on The Crescent Venus Is Within Your Reach, so I decided to try it a few days later at late dusk. Due to the fact that my tripod is in…

Venus and the Purple Clouds of Late Dusk of the First Day of 2020

Wed. 01.01.20 – Welcome to the first day of 2020 and the first late sunset / deep twilight photo of 2020 with the additional delight of the planet Venus shining bright in the evening sky. Photo taken by Ms. Jen with her Nikon D850…

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

Dusk Tonight or The Almost Super Moon

Sun 11.13.16 – Late this afternoon, I drove down to the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve Station at the corner of Bolsa Chica Ave and Pacific Coast Highway to take photos of the Almost Super Moon as it rose in the late 4 o’clock hour….