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Peter Lowenstein
Mutare, Zimbabwe
06:56 pm

Equipment Details:

Tripod-mounted Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 in sunset mode

Post-processing Details:

Image size reduction and minimal application of Star Spikes Pro to planets to make them more clearly visible.

Image Details:

Alignment of Moon, Jupiter and Venus.
On Thursday 23rd, clearing cloud between 6.30 and 7.15 pm provided glimpses of the alignment of the three-day-old Waxing Crescent Moon, Jupiter and Venus in a volcanic sunset coloured sky above Murahwa Mountain and Christmas Pass.
Jupiter is approaching Venus for a much anticipated close conjunction on 1-2 March. Details at

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