Two Missed Astrophotography Opportunities

Pre-dawn clouds Friday and Saturday kept me from shooting a couple of wonderful convergences this week. Yesterday (June 19, 2009), the crescent Moon grouped with Venus and Mars. Venus was to the lower right of the Moon, and the much fainter Mars was between them. The clouds were just broken enough that I was able to get an occasional glimpse of this Friday morning, but I wasn't able to get any pictures.