The Moon and Venus are the brightest natural objects in the night sky, they were only 1 degree away from each other on March 26,2012 creating a spectacular conjunction. In this photo Venus can be seen in phase, close to 50% just below the waxing crescent moon.
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This photo shows the moon in Pisces, among the asterism known as "the circlet".
Planet Mercury is on the right and the dim planet Uranus is visible too. There's a very red star just below the moon: 19 piscium a Carbon star and one of the reddest stars in the sky. See the next photo for an annotated version!
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