Saturday, August 06, 2005

kids got it! (Bon Echo)

After dinner at Laurie and Stu's site, we all watched the planets come out. I was keeping my eyes peeled for Venus and Jupiter when all of a sudden the kids spotted the Moon! It was a very young, new Moon, a very thin crescent. I congratulated them on the find and explained that searching for a new moon is a casual competitive thing with amateur astronomers. They beat me!

The Moon was not unlike this photo I shot in 1991.

shot with Pentax SP-II onto Kodak Gold 400 ASA at 1/8 sec (through glass window)

A spectacular sight. Further enhancing the conjuction...

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