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Peter Lowenstein
Mutare, Zimbabwe
06:05 pm

Equipment Details:

Tripod-mounted Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 in manual exposure mode

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Photoshop Elements 15 - size reduction

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Mercury-Mars Conjunction Setting

At about 6 pm on Tuesday 18th June the close conjunction between Mercury and Mars became visible in the twilight sky above Transmitter Hill in Mutare. Twenty minutes later they were observed disappearing behind the hill in darkness.