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Independence Day Planetary Alignment

Independence Day Planetary Alignment

A special thanks to Derrek Y. for his intrigued look at the planets!

It is time to celebrate! Celebrate what you ask? How about a relatively uncommon planetary alignment? Right after sunset along the western horizon, you will be able to see Saturn, Mars, and Venus move across the sky. Over the next month, watch this part of the sky as these three planets move closer to each other before finally setting below the horizon.

Location: Oak Creek Park, Lincoln, NE
Date: 2010-07-05
Camera: Canon XSi (Hap Griffin Modified)
Lens: Sigma 10mm Fisheye f/2.8
Mount: Still Tripod
Shot: 1x0.4 second at f/2.8 ISO 800
Processing: Photoshop