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Photographer:

Joshua Barnes

Email:

barnes@ifa.hawaii.edu

Location of Photo:

Palolo Valley, Honolulu, HI

Date/Time of photo:

13 Aug 2012, 09:10 am HST

Equipment:

Orion XT6, 25mm eyepiece, iPhone camera

Description:

‎'Cynthiae figuras aemulatur mater amorum' (The mother of love emulates the shapes of Cynthia)-- Galileo Galilei. From Hawaii we did not see an occultation; instead, the Moon passed to the north of Venus. The contrast in phase was evident; the Moon was a slender crescent, while Venus was gibbous. Even without seeing an occultation, the difference in phase proves that Venus is much further away than the Moon!

Website:

barnes@ifa.hawaii.edu

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