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After Christmas Lunar/Venus Conjunction 2

After Christmas Lunar/Venus Conjunction 2

This image appeared on the front page of SpaceWeather.com on December 27th, 2011. Check it out here:

http:/​/​www.​spaceweather.​com/​archive.​php?view=1&​day=27&​month=12&​year=2011

T'was the Night after Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring ......because everyone was outside watching the planets align? - NASA Press Release

On the night of December 26th, Earth's Moon and Venus shined brightly along the western horizon right after sunset.

For another view of this conjunction, check out the "Our Solar System" gallery.

Location: Fort Collins, CO
Capture Date: 2011-12-26
Processing Date: 2011-12-26
Camera: Canon XSi (modified)
Lens: Canon 50mm f/1.4
Mount: Still Tripod
Shot: Single Shot
1x5 seconds f/6.3 ISO 200
Processing: Photoshop CS5, Topaz Bundle