Conjunction Of Venus And Jupiter
Taken by Andrew Greenwood on November 13, 2017 @ Bollington, Cheshire, UK
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  Camera Used: FUJIFILM X-T1
Exposure Time: 25/10
Aperture: f/9.0
ISO: 400
Date Taken: 2017:11:13 10:59:11
 
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It’s not every day that the Solar System’s two brightest planets align … A 0500 start and trek up to White Nancy in sub-zero temperatures was required this morning to see Jupiter and Venus rise above Shining Tor in the pre-dawn gloaming. It’s a shame that the two planets are so difficult to see in these images, but what a sight as the pairing slowly cleared the horizon creating a beautiful diagonal alignment with Mars and the crescent Moon. It can be difficult to comprehend such a view – standing on Earth; seeing Venus and Mars respectively inside and outside of our orbit; then mighty Jupiter almost 45 minutes from Earth if you travelled at the speed of light. Truly amazing.
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Excellent shot- really nice arrangement. I had to look up Shining Tor, but found out where it is; must have been a very nice view.
Posted by NCarlson9721 2017-11-13 11:30:18
That is really kind of you, Norman! You are right it was a spectacular and wonderfully silent too … Shining Tor is one of the peaks a few miles away from the location where I captured my images. The rather curious domed object is White Nancy, but in the late 1800s to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo. Thank you again for your comment.
Posted by AGreenwood 2017-11-13 12:19:20
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