The conjunction of the Moon and Venus - January 2, 2014

Double Crescents

The conjunction of the Moon and Venus - January 2, 2014
The conjunction of the Moon and Venus – January 2, 2014

I got a quick walk up the hill behind the house this afternoon with 8×32 Nikon binoculars, I scanned for Venus at 16.20ut and was surprised to see a very thin crescent moon in the same fov, also even in the binoculars Venus was a sharp and beautiful crescent, I walked home quickly and made a memory painting in watercolours to try and capture a totally exquisite sight 🙂

Dale

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5 thoughts on “Double Crescents”

  1. Hello Dale,

    This is a beautiful sight from early in this year, made all the better by your fine watercolor selections.
    It is difficult to believe that as of today the year is half gone.

    Best to you,

    Frank 🙂

  2. Hi Dale, this is a superb view, your memory is good to fix this on the paper later on, this is not so simple.
    Your watercolor is wonderfull, as your website…
    Michel

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