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Inner Planet Sunset


Nikon D700 / 70-210mm zoom @ 70mm / f/4.0 / ISO 1600 / 1 sec.

On this evening Mercury sits above and left of Venus, apparently farther away from the sun, even though Mercury is the innermost of the planets. As the weeks go by, they will exchange positions as seen from Earth.