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The Moon, Jupiter & Venus tonight in Dayton, Ohio

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The Moon, Jupiter & Venus tonight in Dayton, Ohio

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— 2 years ago with 16 notes
#astronomy  #beautiful  #outer space  #jupiter  #moon  #venus 
Moon and Venus at Dawn

Image Credit & Copyright:   Tunç Tezel (TWAN) 
Brilliant Venus and a thin crescent Moon stood together above the eastern horizon just before sunrise on June 30.  The lovely celestial pairing is captured in this colorful twilight skyview overlooking a reservoir near Izmir, Turkey.  For some, the close conjunction could be viewed as a daylight occultation.  While Venus is nearing the end of its latest performance as planet Earth’s morning star, the old lunar cresent, about 24 hours from its New Moon phase, was also bidding farewell for now to the dawn.  In fact, for the next two nights a young Moon can be spotted just after sunset.  Look for a thin sunlit sliver close to the western horizon, not far from bright planet Mercury.

Moon and Venus at Dawn

Image Credit & Copyright: Tunç Tezel (TWAN)

Brilliant Venus and a thin crescent Moon stood together above the eastern horizon just before sunrise on June 30. The lovely celestial pairing is captured in this colorful twilight skyview overlooking a reservoir near Izmir, Turkey. For some, the close conjunction could be viewed as a daylight occultation. While Venus is nearing the end of its latest performance as planet Earth’s morning star, the old lunar cresent, about 24 hours from its New Moon phase, was also bidding farewell for now to the dawn. In fact, for the next two nights a young Moon can be spotted just after sunset. Look for a thin sunlit sliver close to the western horizon, not far from bright planet Mercury.

— 2 years ago with 2 notes
#Moon  #Venus  #Dawn  #Dawn Skies  #Sky  #TWAN  #The World At Night  #Crescent Moon  #Crescent  #Horizon  #Photography  #Sunrise  #Twilight  #Skyview  #Izmir  #Turkey  #Reservoir  #Lake Reservoir  #Lake  #Tunç Tezel  #Daylight Occultation  #Earth  #Morning Star  #Lunar Crescent  #New Moon  #APOD  #Astronomy  #Astronomy Picture of the Day  #Picture of the Day  #Image Of The Day 
Dawn’s Grand Finale

Image Credit & Copyright:  Luis Argerich 
After more than a month, the lovely lineup of four naked-eye planets in dawn skies is coming to a close.  Still, on May 31st a slender Moon joined the grouping along the eastern horizon for a final celestial performance, presented in this early morning scene from a beach near Buenos Aires, Argentina.  A favorable view of the configuration in the southern hemisphere autumn, the photo was taken about 30 minutes before sunrise.  In order from bottom to top, wandering Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter are stretched along the ecliptic plane.  The Moon’s sunlit crescent is sinking into the colorful twilight glow just left of Mercury.  In dawns to come, Mars and Jupiter will continue to rise while Venus and Mercury sink toward the horizon, drawing closer to the rising Sun.

Dawn’s Grand Finale

Image Credit & Copyright: Luis Argerich

After more than a month, the lovely lineup of four naked-eye planets in dawn skies is coming to a close. Still, on May 31st a slender Moon joined the grouping along the eastern horizon for a final celestial performance, presented in this early morning scene from a beach near Buenos Aires, Argentina. A favorable view of the configuration in the southern hemisphere autumn, the photo was taken about 30 minutes before sunrise. In order from bottom to top, wandering Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter are stretched along the ecliptic plane. The Moon’s sunlit crescent is sinking into the colorful twilight glow just left of Mercury. In dawns to come, Mars and Jupiter will continue to rise while Venus and Mercury sink toward the horizon, drawing closer to the rising Sun.

— 2 years ago with 10 notes
#APOD  #Astronomy Picture of the Day  #Astronomy  #Photography  #Photograph  #Picture  #Photographer  #Luis Argerich  #Planets Alignment  #Planets  #Alignment  #Moon  #Mercury  #Venus  #Mars  #Jupiter  #Sunrise  #Buenos Aires  #Argentina  #Southern Hemisphere  #Ecliptic Plane  #Ecliptic  #Moonrise  #Twilight  #Twilight Glow  #Dawn 
Planets, Endeavour at Dawn.

Image Credit & Copyright:   Daniel Herron (Atlanta Astronomy Club)
When dawn broke over Kennedy Space Center on Monday, May 16, the space shuttle orbiter Endeavour still stood on pad 39A.  Its final launch, on mission STS-134 to the International Space Station, was only hours away.  Shining through the early morning twilight four planets were also poised above the eastern horizon, a moving scene captured here from across the Banana River at the center’s Saturn V VIP viewing site.  Scattered by planet Earth’s dense atmosphere, floodlight beams play over the launch pad, glancing skyward toward the celestial beacons.  Jupiter is highest, near the top of the frame, but even the solar sytem’s ruling gas giant is outshone by brilliant Venus near picture center.  Innermost planet Mercury is below Venus, to the right.  Below and left, Mars almost fades into the twilight glow.  The four planets continue to hug the eastern horizon at dawn throughout the month, while Endeavour is now scheduled to make its final approach to planet Earth on June 1.

Planets, Endeavour at Dawn.

Image Credit & Copyright: Daniel Herron (Atlanta Astronomy Club)

When dawn broke over Kennedy Space Center on Monday, May 16, the space shuttle orbiter Endeavour still stood on pad 39A. Its final launch, on mission STS-134 to the International Space Station, was only hours away. Shining through the early morning twilight four planets were also poised above the eastern horizon, a moving scene captured here from across the Banana River at the center’s Saturn V VIP viewing site. Scattered by planet Earth’s dense atmosphere, floodlight beams play over the launch pad, glancing skyward toward the celestial beacons. Jupiter is highest, near the top of the frame, but even the solar sytem’s ruling gas giant is outshone by brilliant Venus near picture center. Innermost planet Mercury is below Venus, to the right. Below and left, Mars almost fades into the twilight glow. The four planets continue to hug the eastern horizon at dawn throughout the month, while Endeavour is now scheduled to make its final approach to planet Earth on June 1.

— 2 years ago with 2 notes
#APOD  #Astronomy  #Picture of the Day  #Science  #Endeavour  #STS-134  #Planets Alignment  #Jupiter  #Venus  #Mercury  #Mars  #Space Shuttle