Tuesday night, after leaving my genealogical society meeting, I was taking pictures of clouds, the sun having just set.
The crescent moon stood out against the colored sky, surrounded by the darkening clouds, an image I always like to capture.
So I shot a couple and drove home.
I did keep an eye out, because I know there is an open field with an excellent view of the west, and I wanted to see if the sunset looked cool. That’s when I saw the planet glowing brightly.
Is that Venus? I thought, Or Mercury?
A quick check of my Starmap app and I saw that you could see both Mercury and Venus!
My little Canon SX120 takes excellent moon/star shots (something I can’t figure out with my Sony) and these were the best ones.
When I stopped, I still couldn’t see Mercury with the naked eye, but, not for the first time, the camera would eventually pick it up.
The clouds started moving over Venus after this, so shooting was done for the night.
It probably looked cooler the night before, with them all closer together, but I missed that chance.
Still, another conjunction to add to my celestial objects collection!