I drove up into hills above the Latter-Day Saints Temple in Oakland tonight, set up my camera looking West, and hoped that the Pacific Layer wouldn’t stray too far up so I could photograph the conjunction of the waxing crescent Moon and Venus.
I was rewarded with a few good images, and this was the best of the bunch.
If I had used a shorter lens, you would see Mercury above the Moon. This is a great time of the year to see Mercury, Venus, and Mars at dusk.
Tonight’s crescent Moon marks the end of Ramadan, so I wish you all Eid Mubarak, a blessed feast, if you break your fast tonight, or a blessed festival in any case.
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