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Double Towers Double Crescents

By: Bernd Proschold

 

Region: Europe

Site: Cologne - Germany

Date: 2014 January 2

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Conjunction of young crescent Moon and Venus in dusk. The pairing in this image also shows Venus as a small crescent. When Venus is near to the orbital position between the Earth and Sun it appears as a crescent, large enough to resolve with a mid-sized binocular or a small telescope or to image with a telephoto lens. Click on the constellation icon above the image to see a closer view of the Venus crescent. In the foreground is the Germany´s famous Cologne Cathedral, a World Heritage monument that attract an average of 20,000 people a day. The cathedral towers are 157 m (515 ft) tall. Bernd Proschold, Sternstunden.net

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