Astro photography

The Moon and Venus

The Moon and Venus, March 1, 2011. Observing and photographing conjunctions (a close pairing of planets with the Moon or with each other) is one of my favourite astronomy activities. Each conjunction is unique, and the ones that happen in the dawn or dusk sky often have an interplay with passing clouds, and make interesting compositions with the landscape.

This conjunction of the crescent Moon and Venus rose above Georgian Bay on a cold, quiet winter morning as the sky gradually brightened in the east.

This photograph was published in SkyNews Magazine, May/June 2011 issue.

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