Shots of the Sunset Show this Week

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

Venus visible to the naked eye during daytime above crescent Moon. This shot was taken 3 hours before sunset. credit: Andrew Fazekas

On Marc.26th the crescent moon snuggles with Venus while Jupiter sits below the pair. THe sky show was easily seen from light polluted Montreal suburb. 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

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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2 Responses to “Shots of the Sunset Show this Week”

  1. By Joanne Cloutier on Mar 27, 2012 | Reply

    great shot. Sky watching is so much fun these days :-)

  2. By Marie on Mar 27, 2012 | Reply

    Hello night sky guy. I have been watching the skies since I was 4 years old and watching the northern lights. A few years ago I sustained an injury to my neck which has now reached the point of almost no movement (in the neck). I would like to get a telescope but wonder if you could tell me of one that I could use. I can look down but not up. Could you suggest anything and where to obtain this. I love receiving your e-mails and thanks for all the great photos. By the way, I can look up at the stars by sitting in a recliner lawn chair!!!

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