Moon, Venus, and Mercury meet at dawn

A lovely conjunction of the Moon and Venus, with Mercury near the treeline occurred during the early morning of December 11, 2012. The dark side of the Moon is illuminated by reflected sunlight from Earth, called Earthshine. This dawn view was taken from Valley Center, KS, using a tripod-mounted Canon 60D camera, one of a series taken to capture the magnificent scene. The faint star at upper left is Gamma Librae.

Early morning view of the crescent Moon near Venus, with Mercury lower down. Taken with a Canon 60D, 18-135mm lens.

Early morning view of the crescent Moon near Venus, with Mercury lower down. Taken with a Canon 60D, 18-135mm lens.

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