Picture of the day - February 27, 2009
"Four Planets and the Moon"
|Photo courtesy of Steve Baldwin.
(Click on the photo for a larger view)
Did you know that there are times when you can stand out in your
back yard and actually see four of our solar system's planets plus
the Moon with your naked eyes alone? Well, that is indeed the case,
and in today's picture photographer Steve Baldwin has captured one
of those magnificent "predawn lineups" for our enjoyment. Here
are a few words from Mr. Baldwin about the image:
"In the Eastern sky, just before dawn on February 23, 2009 are
to bottom, a crescent Moon, Mercury, Jupiter and Mars. Taken
Auckland, New Zealand." --Steve Baldwin
The camera and settings used to capture this image:
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Well, there you have it - four planets and the Moon (the fourth
planet is Earth of course, seen in the foreground).
Focal length: 70mm
Shutter speed: 3 seconds
Name: Jared Grimley
Town: Perth, Australia
I photographed this "predawn lineup" as well, but none of my
exposures turned out anywhere near as good as this one. Fine job
indeed Mr. Baldwin!
Name: Hugh Payton
Town: London, Ontario, Canada
Name: Julie Smith-Lawson
Town: Lexington, KY
I saw this on my way to work but I had no clue what it was. Thanks
for sharing such a wonderful photograph and an explanation of what
Name: Phyllis Helton
Town: Bristol, VA
We are truly blessed to have people who can so beautifully capture
our world for everyone to enjoy.
Name: Ron Trees
Town: Spokane, WA
Thanks for sharing this scene with us Mr. Baldwin. You did an
excellent job with it!!
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