Sunday, February 6, 2011

Moon + Venus + Swiss Mountains

This picture keeps popping up in the last few days. A picture taken by David Kaplan in the east of Switzerland. Quiet clouds blanket the above scene, lit from beneath by lights from the village of Trübbach. A snow covered mountain, Mittlerspitz, poses dramatically on the upper left, hovering over the small town of Balzers, Liechtenstein far below. Peaks from the Alps can be seen across the far right, just below the freshly rising Sun. Visible on the upper right are the crescent Moon and the bright planet Venus. Venus will remain in the morning sky all month. Click on the picture for a larger version.