There was a spectacular conjunction of the crescent Moon and Venus this past Friday (January 30th) evening. The two hung together like a clock face and pendulum through out much of the early evening, steadily descending the western sky, until the Moon finally set around 9:40PM EST.
I took the above photo from my front porch, around 6PM. Not too bad, I suppose, for a relatively simple digital camera on a small tripod.
This conjunction will occur again on Friday, February 27th, 2009, with an even brighter, and somewhat crescented, Venus.