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the picture below: What do you think those two dots are above and below the
Elisabeth Slobins of Laredo, Texas, captured one of the most talked about
highlights of totality: Mercury (top) and Jupiter accompanying the
Sun. © 1998
Robert B. Slobins/Phototake.
last month (September 24 and 25) an interesting gathering of the
Moon, Jupiter and Mercury occurred. On the above
photo, Jupiter is the bright dot to the lower right of the
crescent Moon, and Mercury is the faint speck basking in the
morning twilight, directly below the Moon but much closer to the
horizon. Note that on this photo, the time exposure brightens the
earthshine, making the Moon appear full.
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