Friday, August 29, 2008

Venus Beam

Venus, Mercury and Mars at Dusk

We've heard of Moon beams. These last few evenings Venus has been sending her beam across the Gulf waters to viewers on the western shores of Adelaide (and anywhere else where there is a body of water to the west). She is joined by Mercury just to the upper left and Mars, the brighter of the two near the top edge of the picture. Venus and Mercury are gaining height each night and will join Mars next week. Larger image

Pentax K100D; 30 sec; ISO 800; Sigma zoom 40mm; 25 August 2008 9:29UT