Waning Moonrise With Aldebaran
Taken by Alan Dyer on July 10, 2018 @ near Gleichen, Alberta
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  Camera Used: SONY ILCE-7M3
Exposure Time: 25/10
Aperture: f/1.0
ISO: 400
Date Taken: 2018:07:10 11:03:08
 
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It was a wonderful scene this morning, July 10, as the waning crescent Moon rose paired with Aldebaran and near the Hyades, all embedded in the colourful twilight. Above was the Pleiades cluster. The Moon had occulted Aldebaran earlier as seen from points east but by the time they rose from my location in southern Alberta, the Moon had moved just east of Aldebaran, but still making for a very close conjunction, made more attractive by the Earthshine on the dark side of the Moon.

And as a bonus, the northern sky was filled with noctilucent clouds, making their first appearance of the night as they were not present in the evening twilight.

I shot all these images with an 85mm lens, with the panorama being a stitch of 12 segments.
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