Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Moon Pleiades and Mercury

A teeny tiny crescent shaped Moon was right next to the Pleiades star cluster Monday evening. It was also near the planet Mercury. The Pleiades and the Moon looked especially pretty in binoculars. In the photo above, you can see the Pleiades close to the lower left of the moon. Mercury is just below the dark cloud further to the lower left of the moon.
These photos are 100% crops that provide closeups of the moon and the Pleiades. The photo above was taken later than the photo below. So the sky is darker and the moon has moved a little bit relative to the Pleiades.

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