Monday, June 10, 2013
Venus, Mercury and the Moon, June 10, 2013
Cloud has been my bane during the line up of Jupiter, Venus and Mercury. Days and days of cloud, even when the rest of the sky was clear, cloud would lurk around where the planets gathered. covering them totally. After a day of clear blue sky the clouds would gather at sunset.
Well, I finally got to see the line-up tonight, after a spectacular sunset with just a few clouds glowing red on the horizon, the wire thin Moon, Venus and then Mercury popped out of the darkening twilight, as the horizon went through a a glorious series of colours. Eventually I got to see Earhshine and the reflections of Both the Moon and Venus in the sea. Brilliant.