See it! Young moon and Venus

earthsky.org | 6/17/2018 | Deborah Byrd
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Moon and Venus – June 15, 2018 – by Richard Lopez in California.

Abdulmajeed Alshatti wrote: “Country road with the crescent and Venues. June 16, 2018. Kuwait.”

Tony - Lee - Moon - Venus - June

Tony Lee caught the moon and Venus on June 15 and wrote: “… it was almost perfect as Venus and the moon were very bright in the darkening sky above Niagara Falls USA … This is a handheld image while being attacked by unseen biting insects!!”

Moon, Venus and the Beehive open star cluster (M44) of the constellation Cancer the Crab – June 16th 2018 – by Lunar 101-Moon Book.

Omar - OK - Perfect - Weather - View

Omar OK wrote: “Perfect weather for a great view from Setif – North Algeria. Venus and moon crescent encounter. 16 June 2018.”

Jenney Disimon wrote: “Crescent moon 10.9% and Venus. Sabah, North Borneo. 16 June 2018.”

Tom - Wildoner - Dark - Side - Observatory

Tom Wildoner of Dark Side Observatory caught this image on June 15, 2018.

Notice the sky background is brighter here. That’s because – on June 15, 2018, when this photo was taken – the moon was lower in the sky, closer to the sunset. The photographer – Steven Sweet of Lunar 101-Moon Book – captured the moon near the bright stars Castor and Pollux in the constellation Gemini.

Venus - Crescent - Moon - Wisconsin - June

Venus and young crescent moon from Wisconsin on June 15, 2018. The moon is low in the sky, partly buried in clouds, and that’s why it appears reddish. Photo by Suzanne Murphy.

Anna Sassen in Porto Alegro-RS, Brasil caught the moon on June 14! On that night, it was an extremely young moon, very near the sunset. Because the moon was nearly on our line of sight to the sun – nearly between us and the sun – its lighted face was pointing mostly away...
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