I always like it when you can actually see the green in the post-sunset sky.
Jupiter and Saturn (the night before the conjunction) are barely visible in the upper left.
Tonight’s waxing crescent moon. It’s passing in front of the Hyades star cluster right now, which I’d love to get a photo of, but the moon’s just waaay too bright to capture the background stars!
The sky was darkening, but the lights in the parking lot hadn’t turned on yet. Adding the bright moon reminded me of the chase through the streets of Paris in Les Misérables, in which Jean Valjean was helped by the fact that the city street lamps had been left unlit that night on account of the moonlight. It was one of those things that never occurred to my twentieth-century suburban mind, but it makes perfect sense in when someone has to go around lighting all the lamps by hand.
Two #night shots from after #WonderCon. The lower image is a #fountain outside the #Anaheim Convention Center. The upper is a corridor of the well maintained but nearly #empty Anaheim Garden Walk mall. The anchor restaurants at the front look like they’re doing fine, but behind them, the mall is barely occupied.
Halloween, Mickey Mouse style.
Supermoon and Lamppost on Flickr.
Most of the “supermoon” (full moon at perigee) effect is illusion/expectation, but it’s a great reminder to get out and look at – or photograph – the full moon.
Fountain by Night
Planetary Triangle on Flickr.
Last night I had a perfect view of the conjunction of Jupiter, Venus and Mercury, but only a phone. Tonight I had a more obstructed view, but I think the power lines ended up making it a bit more interesting than a plain photo with this camera would have been.
It’s also astonishing how quickly Mercury moves. No wonder they named it after the god of speed.
Photo: Planetary Triangle – Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter