Conjunction

“The Old Moon in the New Moon’s Arms, Attended by Venus and Mars”

How often to get to give a picture a title like that?

This past Saturday, February 21, the new moon was in conjunction with Venus and Mars. (Apparently Uranus was in there, too, but too small to see in the city through all the light pollution.) Unfortunately, Saturday evening was very cloudy, so the event was essentially invisible to those of us in this part of the world.

Fortunately, I got a picture of it on Friday night, which was much clearer, when it was just shy of the true conjunction. In fact, it was so clear that earthshine was visible on the shadowed part of the moon.

(Venus is the brighter spot to the left of the moon. Mars is the smaller, slightly reddish spot above it.)

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