Milwaukee Astronomical Society


May Crescent Moon in Gemini with Venus

May Crescent Moon in Gemini with Venus


Photo by Matthew Ryno


Scope / Lens

AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 1:4.5-5.6 G



Nikon D7200



f4.5, 70mm, 1 second



Here's the earthshine effect on the Waxing Crescent Moon as it meets Castor, Pollux and Venus just after sunset in Cudahy, WI, at around 9:30pm. Earthshine occurs because the illuminated portion of the Moon is slimmer, allowing for a larger portion of the darkened Moon to be illuminated.



May 23, 2023


Secondary Object

Venus - Planet


ID: 1435

Other Images by Matthew Ryno