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Originally published November 28, 2011


image by Stefano De Rosa,Turin, Italy

I took this image this evening, just after sunset, when the crescent Moon (with a beautiful Earthshine) and the brilliant Venus put on a great show over the Monviso. The mountain (3,841 m – 12,602 ft) is the highest peak of the Coattian Alps and its pyramid-like shape is visible from large areas of the northwestern regions of Italy. It is also famous for hosting the source of the Po, the longest river in Italy.

Stefano De Rosa

Technical Details
November 27, 2011 - Canon Eos 5D Mark II with Sigma 150-500mm lens
set at 174mm. Exp: 3.2 sec; F/5.6; ISO: 500

Related Links
Stefano's website

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image by Miguel Claro, Portugal

In the image we could see the Crescent Moon in the Sagittarius constellation, and below them, 3º above the horizon, the planet Venus. The Moon shows a strong Earthshine effect, for being just 9% directly iluminated by the Sun. The image was taken in Costa da Caparica beach, facing the Atlantic Ocean.

Miguel Claro

Technical Details
Canon 50D - ISO640 f/2.5 Exp. 3.2" 50mm lens in 27/11/2011 at

Related Links
Miguel's website

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