Erika Rix
Image taken:
Nov. 26, 2011
Zanesville,OH, USA
It was quite a treat just after sunset to view not only the Moon at just 1.71 days old (only 4% illumination) but also to have it only 3° apart from Venus. Mercury was just below the horizon and under the Moon by 1808 EST/2308 UT at the time I took this photo from my front yard looking to the west/southwest. You can just make out the orange-tinted earthshine on the Moon and Venus is shining brilliantly.
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