Frosty Belt of Venus

May 06, 2008

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Provided by: Jos Decoster
Summary author: Jos Decoster 

The photo above showing a frozen field in Bekkevoort, Belgium was taken on December 22, 2007, shortly after sunrise. After a couple of days of foggy and sub-freezing weather, nearly everything was covered with a layer of rime ice; there is no snow in this picture. Note also the Belt of Venus (sunlight illuminating the setting Earth's shadow), hugging the horizon. The camera is facing west. Compare this photo with the Earth Science Picture of the Day for July 22, 2005, which was taken from almost the same spot.