Friday, June 23, 2017
Solstice Conjunction over Budapest
from: NASA APOD
Image Credit &
Before a solstice Sun rose on June 21,
brilliant Venus and an old crescent Moon posed together
over Budapest, Hungary for
this predawn skyscape.
In the foreground the view looks across the Danube river from Buda to Pest
toward the dome and peaks of the Hungarian Parliament building.
Low clouds are in silhouette against a twilight sky.
enough above the eastern horizon to catch the sunlight
shines another seasonal apparition on that solstice morning,
Seen near sunrise and sunset in summer months at high
latitudes, the night-shining clouds are formed as water vapor
in the cold upper atmosphere condenses on
meteoric dust or volcanic ash
near the edge