|A 2% Waning Crescent and Venus
The Moon, which was 2% of full and the Planet Venus were in close approach on the morning of January 10, 2013. I shot these pictures with my
Canon EOS Rebel Xsi Digital Camera from my home in Neptune, New Jersey. I used my Canon 75-300mm lens set at 300mm. Camera was set on
manual. F-stop was f/5.6. Exposure was for 1 sec. ISO was 800. It took a while for the pair to rise to the point of where I could see and photograph
them. Visually pleasing for the length of time it was visible to the naked eye.
|Notice the Earthshine on the dark part of the Moon. Visible even though the sky is starting to brighten up from a rising Sun.