The Moon and Venus shine over the Monviso

This evening, just after sunset, the crescent Moon (showing a beautiful earthshine) and the brilliant Venus put on a great show over the Monviso. The mountain (3,841 m – 12,602 ft) is the highest peak of the Coattian Alps and its pyramid-like shape if visible for large areas of the Nortwestern regions of Italy. It also famous for hosting the source of the Po, the longest river in Italy.

Technical details: Canon Eos 5D Mark II with Sigma 150-500mm lens set at 174mm. Exp: 3.2 sec; F/5.6; ISO: 500

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