The Half-Astrophysicist Blog

Saturday Night Sunset and Planets

Busy day, so I am finally getting around to last night’s pics.  I was at the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum.  The sky was pretty hazy, so I knew there was not much of a chance of a green flash, but sunset was still very scenic.

After the sunset, we still had Mars, Saturn and the Moon (Mercury is very low and the sky was too hazy to get it).

Venus and Saturn are farther away from each other now, but Venus is just below Mars.  If you watch closely, you can see the relative positions change from night to night.  Saturn is going to get lower each night very quickly now as it passes behind the Sun.

No chance of pics tonight, but good chance of rain here.

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August 16, 2010 - Posted by | Astronomy, Astrophotography, Observing, Solar System

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