The Venus, Mercury, Moon Conjunction of January 2015

Jan 21, 2015


The afternoon started with a 24 mile ride up to Davenport, for a cookie!

Later, peddling to the gym, I spent 10 minutes shooting this fine conjunction with hand-held pocket Lumix camera

The moon, Venus, and Mercury are a near perfect triangle. Mercury, barely visible on the full size image at lower right, has faded by a factor of 10, as it is now itself a tiny thin crescent as it comes around the near side of the sun

Pooled lagoon water made a reflection pool for this scene