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- Otto Posterman
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Venus, Moon, and the Smoking Mountain
Explanation: Venus has returned
as a brilliant morning star
. From a window seat on a flight to Mexico City, the bright celestial beacon was captured just before sunrise in this astronomical snapshot, taken on September 12. Venus, at the upper right, shared the early predawn skies with an old crescent Moon
. Seen from this stratospheric perspective, both mountain peaks and clouds appear in silhouette along a glowing eastern horizon. The dramatic, long, low cloud bank was created by venting from planet Earth's active volcano PopocatÃ©petl
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Nice to have this picture on the eve of Mexico's Independence Day.
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is pretty neat! My opinion!
How nice; we get a Blue harvest moon this month! Now I think that
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Smile today; tomorrow's another day!
Gorgeous composition. I find the proximity of the city lights to the erupting volcano a bit concerning.
Sa Ji Tario
Avalon, In reality, the nearest town is about 20 km away.
The image came through the NASA App upside down.
I thought I was looking at a reflection.