Photographed by Scott Davis on May 26, 2013
From Clovis, California
On May 26, 2013, we had a rather rare astronomical event, where three planets did a dance in a mere 2.5-degree circle in the sky. Between two trees being blown by the wind, the three planets Venus (bottom), Jupiter (middle left), and Mercury (upper right) appear as a beautiful triangle in the sky. Also visible above and to the right of the planetary trio is the star Elnath, also known as Beta Tauri, which serves as a member star of the constellations Taurus and Auriga, lying on the boundary between the two constellations.
Canon EOS 60D
Canon EF 70-300mm f/3.5-5.6 USM @ 70mm
Single frame exposure at ISO 400, f/8.0, 0.5 seconds.
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