Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Conjunction by the Sea
Posted on 06/25/2014 9:47:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: Early morning risers were treated to a beautiful conjunction of Venus and waning Crescent Moon on June 24, captured in this seaside photo near Belmar, New Jersey, USA, planet Earth. The serene celestial pairing is seen above the Atlantic Ocean horizon as the eastern sky grows brighter with dawn's early light. Wispy, scattered clouds appear in silhouette. But the exposure also reveals the night side of the lunar orb in the arms of the sunlit crescent. That shadowed part of the Moon, with hints of the smooth, dark lunar seas or maria, is illuminated by Earthshine, sunlight reflected from planet Earth itself.
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[Credit & Copyright: Mike Black]
We saw this yesterday. It was beautiful.
We missed it to overcast yesterday, but we did see it on the 24th. It was amazing,
and every time I think I want to get some sky-photography equipment and learn
how to use it, I remember that this state is the second most overcast in the Nation
after Washington State.
Sigh... Thank you, my friend.
+! Another for the background image rotation ....