Picture of the Day: Moon and Venus Over Switzerland
MOON AND VENUS OVER SWITZERLAND
Lit from beneath by lights from the village of Trubbach, Switzerland, a snow covered mountain, Mittlerspitz, poses dramatically on the upper left, hovering over the small town of Balzers, Liechtenstein far below. Peaks from the Alps can be seen across the far right, just below the freshly rising Sun. Visible on the upper right are the crescent Moon and the bright planet Venus. Venus will remain in the morning sky all month (shot February, 2011), although it will likely not be found in such a photogenic setting. [Source]
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