Moon Attended by Jupiter & Venus
15 x 10
A few weeks ago Steve and I were driving to a nearby small town for a concert. It was my favorite time of day and as we drove the sun slid out of sight and the glow just above the horizon transitioned into the night sky above. I noticed that in the western sky the crescent moon was accompanied by a bright star quite near it. Venus hovered just above the horizon.
Later I did a little research and found that this month the "classical planets" - those that can be seen with the naked eye- are all visible in the night skies at this time. So, this is Jupiter and Venus, attending the moon as she begins her descent. Mercury is also visible in the southwestern sky this month and look for Mars and Saturn in the eastern sky.
I painted this little painting from memory this week.