A bit of moon

Started Nov 27, 2011 | Discussions thread
Bob in Baltimore
Bob in Baltimore Contributing Member • Posts: 916
Re: I like...

Yes, that is Venus. Jupiter is also in the sky at this time, but it is over to the East at sunset.

As for capturing the Earthshine, you can do this pretty much every month when the Moon is between 1 & 3 days old. The quality will vary, depending on how dark the sky is where you are, and how cloudy the Sun lit portion of the Earth to your west is. (Clouds are about twice as reflective as the land surface and 5 times as reflective as the ocean.)

You can also capture this about a week earlier just before the New Moon.

All other things being equal, you will get a better results in the winter (if you are in the Northern Hemisphere) as the Moon rises at a steeper angle to the horizon, and therefore the sky is less bright at any given time after sunset.

Nice shot.

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