Venus, captured in its morning conjunction with the Moon from earlier this month. Remind anyone else of Pac-Man? Fun little note: You can see how the moon turns red near the horizon, thanks to the filtering out of the shorter wavelengths of light as they pass through the thicker atmosphere between us and objects at the horizon. (via APOD) Meeting Mornings, Moon, Mornings Stars, Moon Meeting, Night Sky, Cities Lights, Planets Earth, The Moon, Outer Spaces
Moon Meets Morning Star Image Credit & Copyright: Kwon, O Chul (TWAN) Explanation: Rising in the dark hours before dawn, wandering Venus now shines as the brilliant morning star. Its close conjunction with the Moon on August 13 was appreciated around planet Earth. But skygazers in eastern Asia were also treated to a lunar occultation, the waning crescent Moon passing directly in front of the bright planet in still dark skies. This composite image constructed from frames made at 10 minute int
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Venus as morning star again - July 11, 2012. In this picture - in a straight line left to right: the Pleiades; Jupiter; Venus; Aldebaran. Image Credit and copyright: Yuri Beletsky of Las Campanas Observatory & Carnagie Inst of Science. We're thinking of requesting this image for Windows to Adventure, Book 2 - Windows to the Morning Star. Coming soon from Red Phoenix Books.