Moon, Venus and Jupiter Observed from Almada, Portugal

February 28, 2012

VenusJupiterandMoon-Feijo-net (3)

: Miguel Claro
Summary Author: Miguel Claro; Jim Foster

This photo sequence shows the waxing crescent Moon, Jupiter (closest to the Moon, about seven degrees away) and Venus as observed from Almada, Portugal on the evening and night of January 29, 2011. The composition is the sum of 111 photos taken at three-minute intervals over a period of more than five hours -- from 6:45 p.m. to 12:13 a.m. local time. It appears that the Moon is setting into a brightening sky, but in fact, this is how the sky appeared when the initial pictures were snapped -- during nautical twilight. The Moon is actually setting in a dark sky. Note that Venus is shining approximately five times brighter than Jupiter.

Photo details: Camera Maker: Canon; Camera; Model: Canon EOS 50D; Lens: 10-20mm; Focal Length: 20.0mm; Aperture: f/5.6; Exposure Time: 2.000 s; ISO equiv: 400; Exposure Bias: none; Metering Mode: Matrix; Exposure: Manual; Exposure Mode: Manual; White Balance: Manual; Flash Fired: No (enforced); Orientation: Normal; Color Space: Adobe RGB (1998); Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows.