Observing crescent Venus 8./9.5.2012

Date: 8./9.5.2012
Time: 23:20-00:15
Observing site: Kuru, Ylöjärvi, Finland
Instrument: L102/1000mm (4” Refractor)

NELM: 3,0
Weather: Clear sky, some high clouds

Objects observed: Venus

Planet Venus was still visible during the nights of early May at low altitude in NW sky. I observed Venus in 8th of May at 23:25, and then Venus appeared as a thin crescent. I made the observation in Soljastensuo -wetlands area, which is situated in SW corner of the Seitseminen nationalpark, Finland. While I was doing the observation, the sky was already light, NELM was about ~3. The air was a bit chilly, and frogs were having a noisy concert in the swamp – which made very exotic atmosphere to the light spring night!

Venus 8.5.2012
Crescent Venus observed on 8/9.5.2012 in Soljastensuo, Seitseminen National Park, Finland

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