See it! Moon sweeps past Venus

earthsky.org | 8/15/2018 | Eleanor Imster
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The moon and Venus over Sabah, North Borneo on August 14, 2018, by Jenney Disimon.

Henrique Feliciano Silva shared this wonderful image of Venus and the moon – plus the moon’s reflection – from Lisbon, Portugal on August 13, 2018.

Peter - Lowenstein - Mutare - Zimbabwe - Venus

Peter Lowenstein in Mutare, Zimbabwe caught Venus and the moon on August 13, 2018, above a flowering Strelitzia in his garden. Notice that – from his Southern Hemishere location – Venus appeared much higher in the sky than the moon on this date. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 compact camera hand-held close to the ground in sunset and night scene exposure modes.

Helio Vital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil also caught the moon and Venus (upper left) on August 13, 2018. Helio wrote: “Here are some photos I have just taken of the 8.7% illuminated crescent moon and Venus 13.6 degrees apart. Currently, the -7 magnitude crescent moon is roughly 12 times brighter than Venus. Photos were taken in Rio around 18:00 (UTC-3h) with a Nikon CoolPix P900 camera in its Moon and Dusk Modes and post-processing was performed with Photoscape to reduce noise.”

Suzanne - Murphy - Crescent - Moon - Venus

Suzanne Murphy caught the very thin crescent moon and Venus from Wisconsin on August 13, 2018.

Dave Baughman captured the moon and Venus after sunset on August 13 from Orange, California. See how bright they are? They’re the 2 brightest objects...
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