Asperatus Undulatus: This is a very new type of cloud, they form after a storm at mid-morning to mid-day and look threatening but usually dissipate without rain.
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The beautiful square formed by the Moon, Venus, Jupiter and Aldebaran with the Pleiades on the Left
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The crescent moon and Venus seen from the rural countryside.
Taken at the Mercedes County Observatory, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Scorpius follows Orion eternally across the sky so when Orion sets, Scorpius rises and for a few minutes both constellations can be seen at the same time.
Scorpius is rising on the left of this photo while Orion is setting on the right side.
Taken under an almost full moon, the seascape can be seen like a daytime scene.
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The closest approach between planet Jupiter and the Moon. Jupiter equatorial bands are visible even at daytime!
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