Part 1 Sceneries in dusk
Five planets in dusk sky

Date & Time: May 2 2002, 19:43 JST(+0900), 1min. Exp.
Optical: MD Rokkor f=35mmF1.8, Aperture: F4.0
Film: Ektachrome E200 (+1EV pushed)
Location: Satomi vil., Ibaraki pref.

In May 2002, we could enjoy a rare sky event of gathering of 5 planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn) in dawn sky.
In this day I had luckily a very clear evening sky and could catch snap photos of brothers of the Earth. And this image shows you the Mercury, which is difficult to find out because the planet is very near to the Sun, in the lowest sky.
Especially 4 planets except the Jupiter are glittering in span of 10 degrees, two major star clusters of the Hyades and Pleiades are positioned near those planets.

Four planets in lower sky

Captured with f=50mm photo lens, trimmed

Setting Crescent Moon

Southern Alps & sinking dawn Venus

Copyright(c) 2002 by Naoyuki Kurita, All rights reserved.
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