Thursday, January 26, 2012


Hey Space Placers!

The waxing crescent Moon complete with earthsine will be just above Venus tonight right at dusk. As soon as it starts to get dark go out and face the west and you will see the two brightest objects in our night sky. This celestial duo is ALWAYS a beautiful sight to see so make it a point to get out and enjoy the view.

Mount your camera on a tripod and take some pictures. ISO 200-400 is a good setting and 1-3 seconds should capture the scene perfectly. Try a longer exposure to get the earthshine.

Get a good pic send it to me and we can share with others. The Washington D.C. area will most likely be raining so we will have to wait until next month.

The stars and constellations of winter are in full view and Jupiter is high in the south and reddish-orange Mars is in the east after 11 p.m.

Enjoy the sky show!

Sky Guy in VA

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