Moon, Venus and Mercury


On this morning, the planet Mercury appeared only 1 degree to the upper left of the crescent moon; the brighter planet Venus was 3 degrees to the lower left of the moon. In this photo, the moon is reflected in the waters of the Salt River.

Date: March 5, 2008
Time: 6:05 a.m. MST
Location: Salt River Indian Reservation, Arizona
Camera: Olympus OM-1 35mm SLR on fixed tripod
Film: Fuji Provia 100F slide
Focal length: 100 mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure time: 4 seconds
Scanner: Nikon Coolscan LS-2000

Revised: April 26, 2008
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