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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Planets over Cumbria

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Planets over Cumbria Near dawn on December 8, 2012, Stuart Atkinson caught Mercury, Venus, Saturn, and the Moon near the horizon. All four were then being orbited by spacecraft: MESSENGER, Venus Express, Cassini, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, and GRAIL.

Stuart Atkinson

Here is another version without the Moon, and an annotated version. From unmannedspaceflight.com.

Planets over Cumbria

Stuart Atkinson

Planets over Cumbria
A view shot on December 8, 2012 takes in Mercury, Venus, and Saturn poised in the sky above the dawnlit horizon.
Planets over Cumbria (annotated)

Stuart Atkinson

Planets over Cumbria (annotated)
Original image data dated on or about December 8, 2012

 

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