Crescent Moon and Venus

(The photo can be clicked on twice, to enlarge for details)

Seen from my back garden in Beetley.
5:30 pm, Tuesday the 28th of January, 2020.

‘Tonight (Jan. 28), you can catch the crescent moon make a close approach to Venus in the evening sky. The waxing moon was in conjunction with Venus β€” meaning that the pair shared the same celestial longitude’.

I found that information on

Camera: Fuji X30.
Lens zoomed to 110 mm.
Aperture f/4.

48 thoughts on “Crescent Moon and Venus

  1. Wonderful picture. It is nice to look up into the sky and identify a planet even if it looks like a star. Thanks for pointing it out and maybe a telescope is in my future.

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      1. Thank you. I’ve always wondered what that was, I’m going to check that link out. I was getting really into studies about Murcury, but then I ordered that book Who Built The Moon..and It’s been all about the moon ever since.

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        1. I don’t know much at all about the stars and planets. But when I saw that star, and took the photo, I looked it up that evening. I was very surprised that it was Venus, but happy to know that of course.

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    1. Just luck, really. It was getting very cold, and as I was getting Ollie’s dinner ready, I saw this through the back window. I didn’t know about it before, but looked it up after taking the photos.
      Best wishes, Pete. x


    1. I was just getting Ollie’s dinner ready, and noticed it through the kitchen window. I got my Sony camera with the bigger zoom, but it was low battery. Luckily, one of my other cameras was fully charged. I hope that readers enlarge the image, as it looks much better in detail.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. Gorgeous! I spotted it last night, and watched it over the course of the evening as it slowly moved from one side of my front window to the other, much better than watching TV :p

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