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The Hill, The Moon, and Saturn

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:29 am via: NASA
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Last Sunday when the Moon was young its sunlit crescent hung low near the western horizon at sunset. With strong earthshine it was joined by Saturn shining in the early evening sky for a beautiful conjunction visible to skygazers around our fair planet. On that clear evening on a hill near Veszprem, Hungary mother, daughter, bright planet, and young Moon are framed in this quiet night skyscape taken with a telephoto lens.

Of course the Moon ages too quickly for some, and by tonight the sunlit part has reached its first quarter phase. This weekend skygazers spending quality time under Moon and stars might expect to see the annual rain of comet dust otherwise known as the Leonid meteor shower.

Image Credit & Copyright: Tamas Ladanyi (TWAN)

Image Credit & Copyright: Tamas Ladanyi (TWAN)

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