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Daytime Crescent Moon and Venus

Posted: 6 November 2013

Before heading off to the "Last A-7D Pilots Reunion" in Tucson, about noontime I stepped outside of the house in Oracle, Arizona, to see if I could see Venus with my naked eyes near the crescent moon. Both were low in the southeastern sky. I didn't locate Venus with my naked eyes but did pick it up in 7x50 binoculars. This D7000 DSLR photo shows the moon, Venus, and the Earth, f/16, 1/60sec, ISO 100, 125mm, and was taken at 1207 MST:


Can you find Venus? If not, mouseover the image (or tap on the image if using a touchscreen) to see labels.

While at the reunion in Tucson, I went outside about 1500 MST to see if I could get Venus with my naked eyes. I did. It was easily seen as both the moon and Venus were near the meridian. Can you find the moon and Venus in this photo taken at 1524 MST?


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I arrived back home after the first day's reunion activities about sunset. This photo, taken at 1731 MST, shows the moon, Venus (can you find it?), and a couple of observatories:


Cassiopeia Observatory was not opened as I have another session at the A-7D Pilots Reunion on Thursday.

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