Crescent of Venus

Evening views of Venus have been beautiful. The planet is passing us in orbit and by the end of May will be hidden in the glare of the Sun. It will emerge again in June but as a morning object.

Last evening was clear and cold, providing a perfect view of Venus. With the camera mounted on a tripod and fully zoomed, the crescent was obvious. A small telescope or steadied binoculars will work, too. Give it a try. Your evening opportunities are waning.

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS | 1/500s | ISO=400 | 9:21pm

8 thoughts on “Crescent of Venus

  1. Thanks for your image, it shows the crescent phase very well.
    I always miss Venus when it’s gone. At least we will have Mercury to look out for.

  2. Early rising is not part of my repertoire. 🥴

    I wouldn’t mind checking out Comet F8 one morning because the pictures have been impressive but my eastern horizon is complete rubbish.

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