The Half-Astrophysicist Blog

Sunset and Planets From San Diego

I am in San Diego this weekend and finally got a chance to do a little photography. Sunset was up first from the harbor of course. While taking some pre-sunset shots, I got this nice one  of the setting Sun with a bird flying across the field of view.


I kept shooting as usual. Much to my surprise, I got got a hint of a green flash at one point. I saw this visually as well as on the camera just as the left part of the Sun disappeared behind a tree lined hill.

I waited for it to get dark and walked out on a pier to get a pic of a couple of planets and Spica. A few people were sitting on the end of the pier making for a nice foreground. Spica is the lowest of the three bright ones, Mars is above it and Saturn is the top.

Finally, a nice wide shot of the whole harbor with the same three objects. You can see bright lights from the Navy base across the bay.

Nice night in San Diego.



August 13, 2012 Posted by | Astrophotography, Pretty Pictures, Solar System, Sunset | , , | Leave a comment