As the storm breaks, the Moon and Venus converge

Everything came together for Spanish photographer Isaac Gutiérrez Pascual when he snapped this glorious photo. With the Moon in its crescent phase, and Venus in perfect alignment to the right, a flock of birds took flight just as a storm began to break up.

Credit: Isaac Gutiérrez Pascual; published with permission.

Via APOD, which adds: "Bright Venus again becomes visible just after sunset this 2013 May and will appear near Jupiter toward the end of the month."


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