New Moon

We’ve just taken these pictures from the back of our boat.
It’s a New Moon, but to the left is Venus and just above it (between 12 and 1 o’clock) is Mars, the red planet.
Sadly, my camera is only a cheapie, so you can’t see Mars in our pictures as it is only just visible from where we are.
A fellow boater lent me her binoculars, and it is really fascinating that Venus and Mars are in this position at the moment.

moon venus mars

moon venus mars annotated

moon venus mars 2 Digital Camera

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to New Moon

  1. colinandray says:

    “Those were the days” when I could see the night sky so clearly. Then I moved to more developed areas and have to contend with the orange glow of communities……….. but I love widespread power outages! 🙂

    • Must admit we miss the clear skies of our village in Lincolnshire. However, from the Marina it’s not too bad and we’re getting clear views Orion’s Belt, The Big Dipper and Cassiopeia (admit they’re the only ones I know for sure!)

  2. scifihammy says:

    Isn’t it rare to be able to see Mars? Venus I see most nights here 🙂

    • From what we can understand, Mars being in such close proximity is unusual. It was the fellow boater who told me what was going on. We probably see Venus regularly too and just didn’t know it. Pretty bright though!!

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