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It’s Chinese New Year today and a new Conjunction! The New Moon, Mars, and Venus shine in the Western Sky tonight.  If not for my friend Andy I probably wouldn’t have remembered this! Check him out here.  Thank you Andy!!!

I wasn’t able to venture further than my front yard to photograph it so, here you have it.  Mars is the teenie tiny red dot between the Moon and Venus.

Gung hay fat choy!
For those interested… The Year of the Sheep:
Chinese: 羊 yáng
Sheep (goat, or ram) is among the animals that people like most. It is gentle and calm. Since ancient times, people have learned to use its fleece to make writing brushes and skin to keep warm. The white cute creature often reminds people of beautiful things.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: wei
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): tu (earth)
Yin Yang: yin

Lucky Signs for Sheep:
Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 9
Lucky Colors: green, red, purple
Lucky Flowers: carnation, primrose, Alice flower
Lucky Directions: east, southeast, south
~http://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/social_customs/zodiac/sheep.htm

Years of the Sheep
  • 02/01/1919-02/19/1920
  • 02/17/1931-02/05/1932
  • 02/05/1943-01/24/1944
  • 01/24/1955-02/11/1956
  • 02/09/1967-01/29/1968
  • 01/28/1979-02/15/1980
  • 02/15/1991-02/03/1992
  • 02/01/2003-01/21/2004
  • 02/19/2015-02/07/2016
  • 02/06/2027-01/25/2028

Nikon Df| AF-D Nikkor 80-200mm| Tripod| Hoodman STEEL Ultra High Speed Digital Film| Northern Hemisphere, USA

More to come…

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10 Comments

  1. Oh I saw this too!! But my photo did not turn out so well!! Gorgeous – a scimitar moon and venus!! And if you have a telescope you can see that Venus also has phases like the moon!!! One day I will attempt astro photography !! haha! Beautiful Deborah. And Gung Hay Fat choy to you too!!

  2. Wow…so cool, and a wonderful photo. I just don’t see skies like that here.

    • Thank you Melissa! Mars and Venus are still near each other tonight at Dusk with the Moon looking down on them if you have a clear sky to see it. It should still be fairly high in the sky at Dusk. The funny thing about photographing the setting Moon and planets is they seem to set a whole lot faster than if I were just looking at it. 🙂

      • I know what you mean! If you aren’t actually looking at them they seem utterly still. Thanks for letting me know I can still maybe see them.

  3. I like the photo a lot. Maybe sometimes we don’t havd to go far to get good pictures

  4. Moon with best friend
    nice picture


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