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Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Mars, Spica and Saturn 20 August, 2012

The line-up of Mars, (middle) Saturn (right) and the star Spica (left) imaged on 20 August 2012 at 6:30 pm ACST from Adelaide, Australia. Image taken with a Canon IXUS at ASA 400, 15 second exposure. (click to embiggen)The line up on 20 August(3x Zoom, 15 secs exposure ASA 400)

The crescent Moon peeks out through the clouds as Mars draws further away from Saturn and Spica. On Wednesday 22 August the crescent Moon will be just above Mars, making for an interesting line-up. (previous images of the line-up here and  here).

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