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The Evening Star Returns

A couple of days ago I saw a faint but steady light in the sky hovering over the Western mountains. A-ha, I thought. Venus is back in the evening sky! This was confirmed the following day by a visit to SkyAndTelescope.com, which also informed me that Venus and a very new Moon would appear very close together.

And indeed they did, although not as close as the website would have had be believe. I took the camera out and attempted to capture the beauty of the scene, but now I wish I'd used my new tripod because there was a lot of shake that kind of ruined the detail. Still... here's a taste: