Chile, Nightsky

Morning Parade

planets

For the first time since 2005 all five visible (naked-eye) planets could be seen at once in the morning sky. Since the mountain ridges around the Hacienda made it rather difficult to capture all five planets at once, I searched for a different spot, and finally got lucky in a high-mountain valley that provided the perfect view towards the east.

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venus-mercury

A lovely pair: Venus and Mercury in the morning sky (10 sec. exposure).