Theo Ramakers
Image taken:
Sep. 25, 2010
Social Circle, GA
No this is not the Moon, we have a two day full harvest moon. It is the cresent Venus as the ISS made a transit accross Venus from the driveway of a friend of mine. Frank Garner and I have been waiting a long time for this opportunity and we are very happy with this. Please note that this is a daytime pass at 4:38 P.M. local time and the sun is still 33 degrees high and 30 degrees from Venus. Venus was shining at a magnitude of -4.2 and the brightness of the ISS was -1.2, a difficult spread to manage in bright daylight.
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