Date(s)

06/01/2014
Mead, Colorado

Optics and Camera

Nikon D7100
16-85mm F3.5-5.6G

Processing Tools

Photoshop CS6


Copyright 2014 Richard McCoy

Moon, Jupiter and Mercury - June 01, 2014

On this night in June 2014, the Moon, with the planets Jupiter and Mercury, can be seen in the western sky shortly after sunset.  Jupiter is the brilliant white "star" in the center of the image.  Mercury is the dim "star" between the two trees at the lower right of the image.

The constellation Gemini hosts the two planets this night.  The stars Pollux and Castor can be seen at the top center of the image above Jupiter.  The star at the lower left of the image below the Moon is Procyon.  It is the brightest star in the constellation of Canis Minor.