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Moon River

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zorg.ch
#79553 by @ 10.09.2005 00:00 - nach oben -
Moon River


Explanation:

Shortly
after
sunset
on September 6th, sky gazers around the world
were treated to a lovely
crescent
Moon
in western skies --
joined by
bright planets Venus and Jupiter.

In this colorful telephoto view from near Quebec City,
Canada the Moon is nestled just above the wide
St.
Lawrence River
.

Lights on the horizon are along the river's southern shore.

Also known as the evening star,
Venus is at the upper left
and Jupiter at the upper right, while
another prominent
celestial
beacon, Spica,
can be seen shining
through the twilight below Venus.

Spica, actually a very close pair of hot blue stars some 260 light-years
away, is the brightest star in the
constellation
Virgo
.




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zorg.ch
#79557 by @ 10.09.2005 02:49 - nach oben -
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