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Amazing captures of the moon and Venus

Bright Venus in the twilight with an exceedingly thin and fragile waning moon below it.

View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Our friend Jenney Disimon also caught the moon and Venus on June 2, 2019, from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, N. Borneo. Look toward the bottom of this post for her June 1 image. Thanks, Jenney!

A darkened city at dawn, with the very thin crescent moon and tiny dot Venus above.

View larger. | Gilbert Vancell Nature Photography – an EarthSky friend on Facebook – captured this image on June 1, 2019. He caught it over the fortified city of Mdina on the island of Malta. He wrote: “Oh this was tight! I overslept my alarm after a night at the festival … I was expecting Venus to be closer, so the super zoom turned out to be too tight for this, and 35mm too wide, so I had to work with what I had and stitched 4 images at 150mm to cover the area I wanted.” Thanks, Gilbert!

Waning moon, Venus, virga in orange-pink sky, over a mountain silhouette.

View at EarthSky Community Photos. | The June 1, 2019, dawn sky – with a waning crescent moon and (to the moon’s left) the planet Venus – and with virga extending down from the clouds. Photo taken by Mike Lewinski. Those are the Sangre de Cristo mountains near Taos, New Mexico. Thanks, Mike!

Waning moon and bright Venus in a blue sky, over the treetops.

View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Waning crescent moon and Venus at sunrise on June 1, as captured by Joan Mulcare in Apple Valley, California.

A twilight sky, with reddened, sunlit clouds, and a thin crescent moon and Venus.

View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Jenney Disimon caught the moon and Venus on June 1, 2019, from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, N. Borneo. Thanks, Jenney!

Moon and Venus at dawn over lake and silhouetted hills.

View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Another beautiful shot of the moon and Venus before sunrise May 31, 2019, by Stephanie Longo. See Venus on the left, just above the darkened foothill? Stephanie caught them as viewed from Eleven Mile Reservoir, Lake George, Colorado, USA. Also notice that the lit side of the moon points right at Venus. Thank you, Stephanie!

Bottom line: Photos of the waning crescent moon and Venus – late May and early June, 2019 – from members of the EarthSky community. Submit your photos to EarthSky here.

Eleanor Imster

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