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Crescent Venus, Crescent Moon
22 April 2009 Sam Rua

Crescent Venus, Crescent Moon

Tucson, AZ

I tried to get some shots of a rare event of having a crescent Moon pass in front of a crescent Venus, but was thwarted by a bunch of %$#&@! clouds.
This image was taken about 15 minutes before the Moon was to begin passing in front of Venus. I was hoping to get several different exposures to properly
capture Venus (it's way over-exposed in this image) but the %$@&#! clouds prevented that from happening. I was not able to see Venus appear from the
other side of the Moon because of the @#%$&! clouds. So this will have to do as my souvenir from the event. @&#%$! clouds.

Actually, there was a silver lining in the clouds:

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM ,2x TCII
Tripod, cable release, mirror lock-up full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Susan Rovira30-Aug-2011 14:56
This is a @&#%$! great picture nonetheless.
Cedric Sims07-Sep-2010 15:14
BleuEvanescence15-May-2009 03:34
Absolutely superb...
Marco Valk13-May-2009 17:08
Wow! very cool. v
Chad Ramsey05-May-2009 21:44
What a fine capture Sam! Wow! V
henrywong04-May-2009 19:59
What a perfect shot of the Moon! V
Jim 03-May-2009 02:34
Well it is the effort that counts and both of these are darn good images, well done.
waterfalls man03-May-2009 02:01
Excellent Shot V !!!
Simon Chandler01-May-2009 03:29
This is one hell of a @#$%&! image! : ) Excellent work. Simply amazing. v
Tom Munson01-May-2009 00:20
I think you did fantastic, Sam! Great shot for the conditions!
an nguyen01-May-2009 00:00
Intriguing Moon..
Walter O. Koenig30-Apr-2009 22:49
Awesome image Sam. This looks great. Well done!
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