Moon Meets the Pleiades

By: Babak A. Tafreshi


Region: Middle East

Site: Alamut Valley - Iran

Date: June 2010

The thin crescent moon at the end of the lunar month rises in the morning twilight sky of Alamut Valley in Iran. The Moon was in conjunction with the Pleiades star cluster (upper right) on this morning. The prominent peak of Alborz Mountains which is pictured here is Mount Sialan (4200 m). Note the mountainous Alamut villages lower in the valley. Babak Tafreshi/

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