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Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Venus and Saturn at Twilight. Photo copyright Jim Doty Jr.

Venus and Saturn at Twilight. Photo © Jim Doty Jr.

As I drove back to Seattle from Mt. Rainier National Park, I was watching Venus, the brightest object (except for the the moon) in the western sky this month. Saturn is the dim planet at the upper left. I wanted something to put in the foreground and decided I needed a row of evergreens. I couldn't take too long since the sky was getting darker and I would begin to hit towns and city lights. This was the best bunch I could find that wasn't completely obscured by clouds.

Venus and Saturn are moving towards each other and will be less than 1 degree apart on the evening of June 30.

Data: Canon 5D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L lens at 105mm. ISO: 100. Aperture: f/5.6. Shutter: 4 seconds.


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