Planetary Dawn


This was the stunning scene in the dawn sky last Sunday — Venus, the Moon and Jupiter lined up above the Rockies.

Orion is just climbing over the line of mountains at right, while the stars of Taurus shine just to the right of Jupiter at top. I shot this at the end of a productive dusk-t0-dawn night of Perseid meteor photography. Being rewarded with a scene like this is always a great way to cap a night of astronomy.

— Alan, August 15, 2012 / © 2012 Alan Dyer

 

2 Replies to “Planetary Dawn”

  1. Alan, I enjoy all of your photography. The framing of this shot is excellent. The mountains are almost ethereal. I love the sharp contrast of the dark treeline and the green field that anchors this picture.

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