Saturn and Venus Conjunction | Miguel Claro

Miguel Claro
Location of photo
Almada -Portugal
Date/Time of photo
30/06/07 at 21h37
HP Photosmart 850. ISO100 Expo. 1/0.4" F-3
Saturn, Venus and "Cristo Rei" (translation: Christ the King) In this picture we can see the planet Saturn in conjunction with Venus underneath of the base of the monument Christ the King. Is a Catholic monument overlooking Lisbon, capital of Portugal. It was inspired by the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and inaugurated on May 17, 1959. In that time Portugal was being ruled by the dictator António de Oliveira Salazar, and it was by his command that the Cristo-Rei was built. The base of the monument, by architect António Lino, is in the form of a gate, standing 75 m (246 ft) tall. At the top is a statue of Christ the Redeemer, designed by sculptor Francisco Franco de Sousa, 28 m (92 ft)-tall. At the base of the statue is an observation deck (altitude: 184 m / 604 ft) providing panoramic views of Lisbon and of the 25 de Abril Bridge, which is located to its immediate left.