Jupiter Oversees First Moonset 2015… During Twilight
This is the Naples Pier, the Moon and gas giant Jupiter, the brighter dot on the sky.
We Dance to the Moonset
The Naples Pier with Moon Setting In The Horizon
At 5:20 am we headed to the shore. Even though from home the sky looked cloudy, the beautiful moon could peek out. By the time a shot the first click, clouds where nowhere, clean sky full of Moon, stars and planets.
There were no people around, deserted it was. You should come out to be bathed by these amazing planetary occurrences! It feels so amazing to see the giant Jupiter setting down following the moon. And there is also the fantastic occurrence of having the sun popping off the opposite horizon just less than three minutes before the moon sets below the ocean line, which gave me the opportunity to photograph the Moon and Jupiter during soft twilight, and share a very special time with my lover.
Photos taken with a Nikon D5300 equipped with a AF-S DX Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED. Photo of the Pier is ISO 100, f/11, 30s. Photo with Jupiter is ISO 100, f/13, 30s. The self-portrait is ISO 100, f/6.7, 1/30s. The last photo, moon below the Pier is ISO 10, f/11, 3 seconds exposure.
Being there at that time was an amazing experience of nature, workout, photographic challenges, and shared moments of love with my amazing loving girl Michelle. Happy 2015, whenever you read this!
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UPDATED July 16, 2015: To know more about gas giant planets (Jupiter and Saturn are it in the Solar System) check this Wikipedia page.
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All photos © 2016 Cesar Alsina.