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Sun Pillar 21st March

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« on: March 22, 2009, 11:30:09 am »

While setting up for venus I caught this pillar just after sunset yesterday...

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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2009, 01:09:16 pm »

Beautifully caught Paul!

Isn't Venus racing back in towards the Sun as it heads towards inferior conjunction on Friday (27th)!
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2009, 03:32:24 pm »

That's a good one Paul. I was looking out for one of those yesterday but the sky was so clear I could only see the Sun and nothing else. Venus was visible directly above the Sun when the disk set behind the Sperrins. That planet is really racing towards conjunction, as you said Andy.
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2009, 06:30:21 pm »

Nice capture, Paul!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2009, 04:40:13 am »

Beauty there Paul.  I was looking for Venus after sunset last night and during twilight it was already set!! crazy how quick it went.
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