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Constellation Construction July 20, 2006

Posted by jtintle in Planets, Space Fotos.
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See Explanation. Moving the cursor over the image will bring up an annotated version. Clicking on the image will bring up the highest resolution version available.
Credit & Copyright:

Jerry Lodriguss (Catching the Light)

Explanation:

This lovely twilight scene, recorded last April, finds a young crescent Moon low in the west at sunset. Above it, stars shine in the darkening sky but they too are soon to drop below the western horizon. These stars and constellations are prominent in the northern hemisphere winter sky and as the season changes, slowly give way to the stars of summer. Sliding your mouse over the picture will detail the constellations and stars in view, including Orion, Gemini, Auriga, Perseus, and the Hyades and Pleiades star clusters.

John’s Note:

Well I snagged this one off of the Astronomy Picture of the Day website, since they used

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WordPress.com doesn’t seem to like it. So if you want to see the orginal head on over to the APoD.

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