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…

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…

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 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…

The Pre-Dawn Waning Crescent Moon Conjunct Mars and Jupiter, with Venus and Regulus

Fri 10.09.15 – Yesterday morning we had a pre-dawn cloudy conjunction of the waning crescent moon with Venus, this morning’s pre-dawn show was the…

Just Before Dawn, in Color and in Black-and-White

Fri. 09.11.15 – Due to the hot, humid, sub-tropical September (*evil*) weather we have been having here at Black Phoebe Central wherein it is…

Last Night’s Sky

Thurs 05.28.15 – Last evening just before 9pm, I took myself to the dock at the La Paz County Park near the Buckskin Fire…