The Moon and Venus

Just got round to looking at some pictures I took when I got home on Tuesday night. Even though it was rather later than normal, I postponed my normal coffee in favour of setting up the tripod and trying to take some pictures of Venus and the New Moon. My own effort isn’t really much good, and doesn’t really capture just how beautiful they looked together.

Moon and Venus

Moon and Venus

I was reminded to post this when I saw today’s Astronomy Picture of the Day, which shows the same view from Lisbon on the same evening. It’s a much better picture than mine, and I recommend that you have a look.

I’m rather happier with this one of the moon on its own, though. More astronomy pictures on a “when I get round to it” basis.

New Moon

New Moon