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Monday, 18 June 2012

Venus rising.

At my normal post this morning just making sure the sun rises on time, when I saw Venus high and bright in the sky. This morning at sunrise there was an eastern hairline moon rising, with Venus  and Saturn. Due to the trees being in the way I could not see the moon. On Thursday evening just after sunset there will be a western hairline moon with Venus, on the western horizon, and I should be able to photograph them both.


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`Looking for the eastern hairline moon.


   
Venus peeping shyly through the leaves.


   
Venus magnified through the camera lens.  


For those interested in the technical details of the above shot;
Camera; Canon PowerShot SX40
Mode:     Manual mode
Shutter:  1/10 second
App:        f5.8
ISO:         3200
Lens:        150.5mm focal length.         


      
Sunrise this morning wasn't too shabby either.

1 comment:

OneStonedCrow said...

Good one Phillip - the New Moon was clear in the Desert this morning ... a pretty sight ...