:: The image shows the lovely conjucntion above the eastern horizon early this morning. Near the left bottom of the frame is Mercury just over the colorful twilight glow while Venus is shining left of the Moon’s sunlit crescent. The scene is completed by the silhouette of the Basilica of Saint John Bosco ::
:: Canon Eos 5D Mk II – focal lenght: 105 mm – exp: 1.3 sec. – aperture: f/4 – ISO: 500 ::
I would like to dedicate this picture to the memory of Patrick Moore, whose passion for the heavens inspired me as millions of people around the world.
My image of the sunspot AR 1476 rising alogside the Basilica of Superga (taken on May 10th) received a great media coverage being viewed by thousands of people around the web — a list of main webisites where it has been featured in the recent couple of weeks is provided below (click on the link to go to the relevant page):
Thanks for looking and best wishes for a great view of the Transit of Venus! Here are some useful resources to plan and follow the event: