Planets over Perth

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Explanation: A bright trio of terrestrial planets was joined by a young Moon on September 1st, in planet Earth’s early evening skies. In this view of the celestial gathering from Perth, Western Australia, the Moon’s sunlit crescent is nearly horizontal at Perth’s southern latitude of about 32 degrees. Venus, then Mercury, and finally Mars shine above colorful city lights on the far shore of the Swan River. The six unlit towers on the left surround a large cricket stadium. For now, the planetary trio still lingers low in the west just after sunset. But in the coming days Venus will move farther from the Sun, climbing higher after sunset, while Mercury and Mars will steadily sink into the glare along the western horizon.

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    11 Responses to Planets over Perth

    1. jesus christ I’m a fucking retard


    2. Sorry, that was a test.

      Anyhow, this image is awesome.
      Yet another post where I knew who submitted it before checking. Great stuff as usual, nyokki!


    3. Good stuff as always, nyokki.

      Damn southern hemisphere lucked out on this. Those planets are all currently in the morning sky for the north.


    4. Beautiful pic, nyokki. Not only is the celestial amazing, but I loved the reflected lights of the cityline off of the water counterpointed by the light of the sunset on the horizon.

      Nate. Yes, yes you are. But we still love ya anyways big guy.


    5. Ummm, thanx everyone. Apparently I’m still not bright enough to post the link to the actual pic rather than a generic one.


    6. Tiki, i see what you did there


    7. Tiki did give fair warning. Of course all the tards will come up with their 4chan, fark, etc., style methods of showing just how shallow their end of the gene pool is.


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