EarthSky Community Photos

Submit your photo here. Comment or upvote on photo pages. Search via photographers' names. More improvements coming! To help, please donate.

Peter Lowenstein
Mutare, Zimbabwe
05:39 am

Equipment Details:

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

Post-processing Details:

Image size-reduction with minimal application of Star Spikes Pro filter to make point sources of light more easily visible.

Image Details:

Waning Moon & Venus in Volcanic Sunrise.
On Monday (25th) the 10% illuminated Waning Crescent Moon was observed in another emerging volcanic sunrise sky between 5.40 and 6.05 am in the company of Venus (below) and the bright stars Aldebaran (above), Elnath (left), Betelgeuse & Orion (upper right) and Alhena (lower right). Volcanic sunrises (and sunsets) caused by stratospheric aerosols from the 15th January Hunga-Tonga eruption continue unabated and are visible every day from Mutare unless obscured by cloud and provide a colorful backdrop to all celestial objects near the respective horizons.