On July 5th, 2014, the first quarter Moon met up with the red planet Mars in the evening sky. I was fortunate enough it was clear and I was able to take this photo of the pairing.

When two ore more celestial bodies come together in the sky (from our perspective on Earth) it is called a conjunction.


William Optics Zenith star 71mm APO ED Refractor
SBIG 8300M CCD camera
R-G-B frames were obtained for Mars colour. OIII filter was used to capture the Moon.
Shot from my driveway in Kitchener, Ontario.

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