Astro photography

Saturn and Venus

Saturn and Venus, June 30, 2007. When I first arrived at the location on Georgian Bay for this photograph the sky was about 80 percent overcast. The clouds seemed to be moving slowly south-east, so I sat on the beach and waited. It was Canada Day weekend, and some of the cottagers across the bay were setting off fireworks, so the wait was pleasant enough. Eventually the clouds moved out of the way and revealed a close conjunction of the planets Venus and Saturn. Venus is the brighter of the two planets.

Saturn and Venus were just two thirds of a degree apart, and made a lovely pair in the dusky, late evening sky.

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Steve Irvine
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