Written by The Night Sky Guy on March 27, 2012 – 11:28 am -
In Montreal, Canada, where I am based skies are about 60% cloudy so chances are usually that I miss an astronomical event but this week I have been blessed with some clear skies and managed to catch at least some of the planet-moon show going on in the western sky at sunset. Here are a couple of my attempts at capturing the cosmic beauty of the Venus-moon conjunction of March 26, 2012.
Venus visible to the naked eye during daytime above crescent Moon. This shot was taken 3 hours before sunset. credit: Andrew Fazekas
On Mar.26 the crescent moon snuggles with Venus while Jupiter sits below the pair. THhe sky show was easily seen from light polluted Montreal suburb. credit: Andrew Fazekas
On Mar.26 while Venus is in conjunction with our moon, skywatchers could eaisly see Earthlight light up the dark part of the moon's disk- called Earthshine. credit: Andrew Fazekas
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