Mercury and Venus, June 19, 2013 | Victor C. Rogus

Photographer
Victor C. Rogus
Email
chiefthundersky@hotmail.com
Location of photo
Jadwin, Missouri
Date/Time of photo
06/19/2013 21:30:57 Local Time
Equipment
0"4 second exposure at f4.1 with an ISO of 640. A Cannon 60Da Camera was used with a Baader Vario finder scope as a lens.
Description
Last night, June 19, 2013, the Planets, Mercury and Venus were about two degrees apart in the Western sky. A beautiful sight at Sun set as our two innermost Planets teamed up to create this celestial pairing among the clouds. Their closest approach to each other for 2013.
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