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  • Pallas Athena

    Last week Mercury wandered far to the west of the Sun. As the solar system's innermost planet neared its greatest elongation or greatest angle from the Sun (for this apparition about 27 degrees) it was joined by an old crescent Moon. The sequence captures the rising Moon and Mercury above the city lights of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. it consists of an exposure made every 3 minutes beginning at 4:15 am local time on April 19 Image Credit & Copyright: Stephen Mudge

  • John Lee

    Last week Mercury wandered far to the west of the Sun. The conjunction was an engaging sight for early morning risers in the southern hemisphere. This well composed sequence captures the rising Moon and Mercury above the city lights of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. A stack of digital images, it consists of an exposure made every 3 minutes beginning at 4:15 am local time on April 19. Mercury's track is at the far right. Image Credit & Copyright: Stephen Mudge

  • Massimo Dau

    La prima foto รจ il risultato della sovrapposizione di diverse immagini riprese alla distanza temporale di 3 minuti nel cielo della cittร  di Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. La prima foto รจ stata fatta la mattina del 19 aprile alle 4.15 . Sullo sfondo potete notare la Luna crescente (il 5% della sua superficie illuminata) e il pianeta Mercurio (a destra della Luna) . La foto รจ del fotografo Stephen Mudge.

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  • Navtej Singh

    This well composed sequence captures the rising Moon and Mercury above the city lights of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. A stack of digital images, it consists of an exposure made every 3 minutes beginning at 4:15 am local time on April 19. Mercury's track is at the far right, separated from the Moon's path by about 8 degrees.

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