Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The Moon & Venus

This was a very pretty sight in the western sky shortly after sunset on February 19th, 2007. A few little clouds were zipping by, powered by the high winds that were persistent over the past few days. The moon is just a tiny sliver of reflected sunlight, probably only about 10% into the waxing phase past last weekend's new moon (and beginning of Chinese New Year). There was quite a bit of earthshine (the illumination of the dark region of the moon) visible.

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