It’s been a while since I posted pretty astronomy pictures. This one caught my eye today.
Image Credit: APOD
Venus and the Moon appearing near to each other in the evening sky last week. I like the diffraction spikes on Venus. When I saw the pair last week they looked a bit more like this shot below:
Image Credit: Dave Pearson
For comparison, here’s two shots of the Moon and an even brighter Venus close in the sky over Sydney, with the Opera House, and the Harbour Bridge. (Source: European Southern Astronomy Venus Transit 2004 images)
ooh- bright light!