Crescent Moon & Venus | Jay Edwards

Jay Edwards
Location of photo
Maine, NY 42 N, 76 W
Date/Time of photo
1/20/2007 7:07 PM
Canon Powershot A40, 210 MM, 400 ASA, f/4.8, 1s exposure
With both objects just fitting into the field of view of 15 x 70 binoculars, the close proximity to the horizon at the time, combined with the poor seeing caused Venus to vary from yellow to a bright reddish-orange; while the moon took on a "candled-egg" appearance. Dispite the blowing snow & below-zero wind-chills, such a beautiful sight made the experience worth enduring the weather!
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