Hey SPace Placers!
If you are an early riser be SURE to look at the waning crescent Moon and Venus in the eastern sky before dawn on 6-24-14.
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This will be an especially beautiful view because the Moon will exhibit Earthshine - the pale light that reveals the darkened Moon and is caused by the reflection of sunlight off our planet's clouds and oceans - and will feature the Pleiades or Seven Sisters star cluster.
Try to take a look at 5 am or a bit earlier. The brightening sky will wash out the view as it gets later.
I will be trying for a pic and you can too by mounting your camera - a digital model is best - on a tripod and taking multiple exposures. You can try your cell phone and tablet too.
Here's to clear skies for us all…..
Sky Guy in VA
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