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Jose Lagos
Vaals, Netherlands
09:47 pm

Equipment Details:

Samsung Galaxy J6 mobile phone camera, in a Solomark cell phone holder with dilating eyepiece/coupler, shooting through a basic refractor telescope. Camera settings: Full Screen viewing, Pro mode, with ISO 100, WB Auto, Brightness -2.0, Full 4x zoom.

Image Details:

Growing slimmer and slimmer, setting sooner after the Sun and falling faster and faster, Venus is about to pass between the Earth and the Sun. It's a challenging hunt to see and catch this prey before it escapes under the horizon, but well worth it. I just hope the cool, clear, crisp, cloudless weather holds up until the end of Venus' waning. See it for yourself! Thank you to EarthSky for your much-appreciated work, which is enjoyed by so many, all over the world.