Venus & The Moon

Venus, The Moon, Mt Whitfield Range and The Cairns Airport.

Venus, The Moon, Mt Whitfield Range and The Cairns Airport.

As I am always letting Night Sky Secrets subscribers know about the happenings in the night (and early morning) sky, I thought it only right to get up early myself this morning to check out the conjunction between Venus and the moon. While not as close as the previous morning, I was able to photograph this event . You can see the earth shine on the crescent moon & through the Telescope, Venus also showed a thin crescent phase. I was fortunate enough to catch a look at Mercury too, just before the gathering dawn washed out the morning sky.

The morning sky also featured Sagittarius & Scorpius in the east, So I was able to get a look at the Lagoon nebula and the Sagittarius star cloud before first light, always a magnificent sight.

With the new moon upon us this weekend & if the rain stays away in FNQ it will be prime time for an observing night.

 

 

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