May 22nd, 2017, 9:20 p.m. local time
Normally I complain about my blocked view of the East sky, due to all my trees and neighbors’ houses in the way. But sometimes the setup has its benefits. Today this barrier sufficiently shielded the Sun so that I could find the late stage Waning Moon.
And I thought I was only shooting the Moon, but after reviewing the wider images I noticed that Venus was also picked up! It may be hard to see, but look above and to the right of the Moon. The planet was not visible to the eye alone, but was still available with the right camera exposure.
Here is a different, closer view, focused on the Moon:
This last picture, a wide view, approximates what this Moon phase actually looks like when the Sun is out:
Looking ahead, the weather forecast is miserable through the Memorial Day weekend. Rain and clouds. This morning it is very bright with no clouds, but as always seems the case, thunderstorms are predicted an hour after sunset.