Paradise above and below

Paradise above and below

Paradise above and below

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March 18 2012 12:59 PM

Paradise above and below

Speaking of Mark Ellis, he also sent me this ethereal, unearthly photo he took of the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter as he was on a beach in Maui:

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I love how the clouds are smeared out a bit, but the stars -- and planets! -- are solid and sharp. Venus and Jupiter are pulling apart now, but it's still worth taking a look over the next few days. They're still well over the horizon for most people even when the sky is full-on dark, and Venus is so bright it's almost unbelievable.



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