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Moon, Venus and sleeping giants

A wonderful capture of this weekend’s view of the moon and planet Venus, with the famous iconic statues of Easter Island.

The moon, planet Venus and giants of Easter Island, by Yuri Beletsky Nightscapes.

The moon, planet Venus and giants of Easter Island, by Yuri Beletsky Nightscapes.

Our friend Yuri Beletsky, who lives and works in Chile and has taken many wonderful photos of Southern Hemisphere skies, posted this photo at EarthSky Facebook on Monday. Yuri wrote:

Sleeping giants … Those on the foreground are perhaps the most recognizable statues in the world, the enigmatic Moai statues from the Easter Island, located in the Southern Pacific.

Moon and Venus were setting soon after the sunset these days, and I managed to capture such a view: planet, moon, and the giants.

Thank you, Yuri!

Deborah Byrd

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