Friday, March 19, 2010
I showed you the photograph of the thin crescent moon setting the other night. Today my friend Sam asked if I saw Venus setting with it. I had done a close-up version of the moon and the trees. I had also done a wide-angle shot of three trees and the moon. So I went back and looked. In the first wide shot, there was no sign of Venus. I used an astronomy application on my computer to see where Venus was. Venus was down toward the horizon, and a bit to the left and I guessed that it was blocked by a tree trunk. So I went and looked at another photo, where I had stood to the left to see how that composition would look, and there it was! I have posted a larger image, so please click on it in order to see Venus more clearly.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 7:37 PM