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Moon Over Shiraz

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#56600 by @ 14.11.2004 00:15 - nach oben -
Moon Over Shiraz


Explanation:

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
of
Jupiter
or Venus, a lunar occultation.

Recorded near sunrise on November 10th from
Shiraz,
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
now
fallen out of the early morning
scene,
Venus and Jupiter (along with a much fainter Mars) still precede
the rising Sun above the eastern horizon.




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#56604 by @ 14.11.2004 05:07 - nach oben -
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