Date: 18 July 2021
Location: The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Photographer: Rowena Castillo-Nicholls
Moth Evening at The Lost Gardens of Heligan with friends from the Cornwall Butterfly and Moth Society and the Devon Moth Group lead by Dave Gibbon.
It's been an enjoyable evening. There's been loads of species of beautiful moths in various colours, sizes and shapes.
Checking out the area where to set-up the Moth Traps
Dave Gibbon with friends from the Cornwall Butterfly and Moth Society and Devon Moth Group
Some of the gorgeous Moths at The Lost Gardens of Heligan
The mysterious "Waxing Crescent Moon" last night!!!
■ Venus continues to shine low in the western twilight this week. Tiny, distant Mars, a mere 1/200 as bright, is sliding away to Venus's lower right as shown below. Meanwhile, twinkly Regulus, a half magnitude brighter than Mars, is rapidly moving in on Venus from the upper left.
■ First-quarter Moon this evening and tomorrow evening (the Moon is exactly first quarter at 6:11 a.m. on July 17th EDT). Tonight, spot Spica about 6° to the Moon's lower left.