Now appearing as planet Earth's evening star, brilliant
in western skies at twilight.
Standing above a rugged horizon and warm sunset colors, the
twilight's celestial beacon was joined last Saturday by a
Moon 35 hours young in
this gorgeous skyscape.
The close pairing of
Venus and Moon is known as a conjunction.
Not visible in the frame, fleeting planet Mercury has fallen
from evening skies,
sinking deeper into the sunset glow below
the young crescent Moon.
The scene was captured while trekking in northern Portugal's
Peneda-Geres National Park.
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