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Saturday, June 20, 2009


Venus and the Moon through Clouds

So this morning the lineup was hidden behind cloud. I could see the Moon shining feebly through though.

But I stood a moment watching. The clouds thinned and thickened, Venus appeared and disappeared, the whole was accompanied by smaller groups of cloud scudding rapidly across the sky, reddened by the still hidden Sun.

The whole thing was very beautiful, and I would have missed it if I had just said "Ugh, clouds"

(yes, Mars makes and appearacne in the image).

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For comparision, this was the view from Germany some hours later and at a very different latitude. Mars becomes better visible when embiggening the picture.
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