Venus and Moon Setting


An hour after sunset, the bright planet Venus and the crescent moon (its "dark" side illuminated by Earthshine) are photographed side-by-side just minutes before they set behind a distant desert ridge.

Location: near Quartzsite, Arizona
Date: November 26, 2011
Time: 6:35 p.m. MDT
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XSi digital SLR
Focal length: 55-250 mm zoom lens at 154mm
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 800
Exposure time: 3.2 seconds

Revised: December 17, 2011
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