One more photo from earlier this week of Venus, Saturn, the star Spica and the young moon. We can’t resist this one! It’s from geologist and master astrophotographer Colin Legg of Australia. He calls it Awesome Foursome. And so it is.
Cloud was my enemy last weekend, so no trip south. Determined not to miss the beautiful collection of moon, planets and stars, I did a quick trip north to find a 2-hour window of clarity. Was worth it!
Surrounding the moon are Saturn above, Venus below and the bright star Spica below Venus.
See more great images from EarthSky friends of the moon and Venus from across the globe here:Best photos of moon and Venus on September 8.
Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of the award-winning EarthSky radio series almost since it began until it ended in 2013. Today, as Lead Editor at EarthSky.org, she helps present the science and nature stories and photos you enjoy. She also serves as one of the voices of EarthSky on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and G+. She and her husband live in Tennessee and have two grown sons.