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    Earth Science Picture Of the Day: 2012 July 22: Venus, the Moon, Jupiter and the Pleiades Photographer: Miguel Claro Summary Author: Miguel Claro; Jim Foster The photo above shows the sword of Dom Nuno Alvares Pereira appearing to pierce the waning crescent Moon. It was captured in Portel, Portugal a little before dawn on July 15, 2012. Jupiter is to the upper right of the Moon (in conjunction), brilliant Venus is below Pereira's sword and the Pleiades star cluster is at top.

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