While waiting for the moths to come, I photographed the conjunction of Jupiter, the crescent moon and Venus, spread out between the constellations of Leo and Gemini.
|Jupiter (above the moon). the Moon (over exposed) and Venus, |
to the right.
Later, at 22:59:36, I got this poor image of the same conjunction with an iridium flare.
|An Iridium Flare and Venus in Gemini. What sort of horoscope|
would that produce?
The moth highlights of the evening had to be these two beauties:
|This Eyed Hawk-moth wouldn't stay still and was constantly|
fluttering its wings, as it warmed up its flight muscles.
I also had a few bats. all of which were Pips, some on 45 and at least one on 55. Would the latter be Soprano, Mike?
At one point, there was a large splash from the river, which was probably an incautious Mallard being taken by one of the Cynon Giant Sticklebacks; voracious predators of waterfowl on the river here.