The Power of One

July 07, 2021


IMG_5273-One Day Old - One Percent - One Degree (1)

Photographer: Rick Stankiewicz 
Summary Author: Rick Stankiewicz 

I took advantage of clear skies near my home in Peterborough, Ontario (Canada) to view the one-day old Moon, on the evening of May 12, 2021. Through the serendipitous nature of celestial mechanics, this twilight image captured the waxing, crescent Moon at just 1.3% illumination (1.1 days old). Note that there’s only a little more than 1 degree of angular separation between the Moon and brilliant Venus. Photo taken at 9:17 p.m. (local time).

Photo details: Canon 60D camera; on tripod; Canon 18-200 mm lens; ISO 800; f/5.6; 1/8 second exposure.


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