Astronomy Picture of the Day

Moon Over Shiraz

Bild Note: 0 (0 Votes)

⏴ previousBild Upload von 18.02.2016 21:43next ⏵
#56600 by @ 14.11.2004 00:15 - nach oben -
Moon Over Shiraz


Early morning risers
around the world have enjoyed the
sight of bright planets
in this week's predawn skies -
further enhanced by the celestial spectacle of the waning
crescent Moon.

From some locations the Moon was seen to pass in front
or Venus, a lunar occultation.

Recorded near sunrise on November 10th from
Iran, this eastern horizon view finds Jupiter (top) and a brilliant Venus
in line with
the Moon, a lovely conjunction of the three brightest
objects in the night sky.

Although the Moon has
fallen out of the early morning
Venus and Jupiter (along with a much fainter Mars) still precede
the rising Sun above the eastern horizon.

Credit & Copyright
#56604 by @ 14.11.2004 05:07 - nach oben -
gseht schön us