You can see four planets in
this serene sunset image,
created from a series of stacked digital exposures captured
near dusk on May 25.
The composite picture follows the trail of three of them,
Jupiter, Venus, and Mercury (left to right) dropping toward the
western horizon, gathered close in last month's remarkable
triple planetary conjunction.
Similar in brightness to planet Mercury, the star
Elnath (Beta Tauri)
is also tracked across the scene, leaving its dotted trail
still farther to the right.
Of course, in the foreground are the
still, shallow waters of Alikes salt lake, reflecting the striking colors of
sunset over Kos Island, Greece,
For now, Jupiter has wandered into the glare of the setting Sun,
but Mercury and Venus remain low in
the west at
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