Jupiter And Silbury Hill
Taken by John Dartnell on May 14, 2019 @ Avebury, Wiltshire, Uk
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  Camera Used: Canon Canon EOS 1300D
Exposure Time: 30/1
Aperture: f/inf
ISO: 1600
Date Taken: 2019:05:13 23:03:44
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Jupiter rising over Silbury Hill, Wiltshire, UK. The scene is illuminated by a 70% waxing gibbous Moon.

Silbury Hill is near the stone circle village of Avebury and is the largest man made mound in Europe. It was built in stages by Neolithic people approx. 4,400 years ago. It is 30 metres high and 160 metres wide and estimated to be built of 500,000 tonnes of material and 4 million man hours to construct. However, no one is sure of its purpose! Possibly a place for a gathering of people or religious ceremonies. Or even local chieftains showing off their wealth and power.

While taking the images is was quite spooky hearing the Avebury church clock strike twelve midnight. Thoughts of Saint-Saens intro to Danse Macabre sprang to mind!

Canon 1300D, Samyang 14mm (effective focal length 22mm), ISO 1600, F2.8, 30 sec. Post processed with Canon DPP.
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