April Conjunction - Moon, Mercury and Venus

When Venus is in the evening sky there are often some interesting shots for a few days after new moon.

On this occasion Mercury joined the scene, to the upper left of the crescent moon.

The earthshine can easily be seen in the deepening twilight.

The following evening the moon is now above Venus with the Pleiades and Hyades star cluster to its left.

In the larger version of the image to the left the Pleiades and Hyades can be clearly seen.

As it gets darker quite a lot of detail can be seen in the earthshine.

Canon EOS 20D   15th and 16th April 2010
Wiltshire, England

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