Conjunction of Venus and Mars on February 21, 2024

May 08, 2024


Photographer: Marco Meniero
Summary Author: Marco Meniero

Shown above is the early morning conjunction of Venus and Mars on February 21, 2024, as observed from the village of San Martino al Cimino in central Italy. They're seen here, separated by less than one degree, among the tree branches (above and to the right of the bench) that overlook Lake Vico -- brighter Venus is at top. This photo was snapped at 6:39 am local time.
Lake Vico (from the Latin Lacus Ciminus) is surrounded by the Cimini Mountains This scenic lake boasts the high-altitude record among large Italian lakes -- 1,663 ft (507 m) above sea level.
Photo Details: Nikon Z9 camera; 100 ISO; 1/15 seconds exposure; Nikon Z14-24/2.8S lens; at 16.5 mm; stopped at f/5. 
San Martino al Cimino, Italy Coordinates: 42.366667, 12.116667
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