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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

MOON/VENUS CONJUNCTION OCTOBER 3, 2016

Location:  Front Yard, Little Lepreau, NB

Date Time:  October 3, 2016 1925-1941 hrs

Weather:  Mostly clear, kind of hazy, no bugs, slight breeze, a very cool 8 C with a small windchill.

Attendance:  Myself

Equipment:  Canon Rebel Xsi with 18-55 mm and 75-300 mm lenses all on tripod.

Objective:  To view and image the Moon/Venus conjunction which were said to be close just after sundown.

Report:

  • Sky was mostly clear just after sundown.  Sun went down behind the trees in the west at approximately 1925 hrs but there was still lots of light still.
  • Even with lots of light, the thin Crescent Moon and Venus stood out clearly, surprisingly high up in the west at 1925 hrs.
  • By 1940 hrs, sky had darkened enough to let the pair stand out even more, with some of the brighter stars in the rest of the sky popping out.
Images:


Moon and Venus @ 1940 hrs facing west.

@ 1936 hrs

@ 1933 hrs


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