Venus and the Moon last night

Venus and the Moon last night

Venus and the Moon last night

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May 20 2007 12:42 PM

Venus and the Moon last night

Did anyone catch Venus and the Moon together last night? Mrs. BA and I were out walking Canis Major and Minor right at sunset, and the two nearest celestial objects were also apparently next to each other in the sky. It was lovely! I would have taken some pictures, but things are getting packed up...

Never fear, though. Dave P. caught the pairing. Though I have to gloat a little: Venus and the Moon were closer together when I saw them, with Venus maybe a half degree below the lower horn of the Moon's crescent. I caught Mrs. BA gawking at the scene too. :-)