Moon Venus Mercury Aligned | 18 Mar 2018

The young new-moon emerged from the glare of the Sun last weekend. It is moving toward a second full-moon of the month on 31 March. Two full-moons also appeared in January. None in February. Also present in the early evening sky were Venus and Mercury (arrow). Enlarge the image to see Mercury.

Moon – Venus – Mercury | 7:41 pm CDT

About 1% of the Moon was illuminated at that time. It was a cooperative subject for this shot.

Moon | 7:42 pm CDT

Two hours later that evening our phone dinged with a text message from our son on the west coast. He attached this photo taken from his deck. It was fun to see the alignment again. Note that the Moon was a little higher relative to Venus in his photo.

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