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Helio C. Vital
Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
01/07/2021
07:01 pm

Equipment Details:

Nikon CoolPix P900 camera

Post-processing Details:

PhotoScape was used to enhance contrast and reduce noise.

Image Details:

The photo, taken with a Nikon CoolPix P900 camera at 19:01 (UTC-3h), shows Mercury approaching the Jupiter-Saturn pair at dusk. The planets were very low (5°-8°) above the southwestern horizon as their solar elongations ranged between 11.4° and 16.6°, whereas Jupiter and Saturn 2° were apart and Mercury 3.8° was away from Saturn.