Morning Star II

Thanks to Peter (and the excellent Stellarium) I have been able to confirm that the planet I saw while driving between the Franz Josef and Fox Glacier was Venus. Peter used the scant information that I provided about directions, together with a rough guess for my location (half way down the west coast of New Zealand's south island) to work it out. If you add some stunning mountains and a glacier or two to the image below that is pretty much what I saw, although the sunrise was a bit less vivid.

Venus
Stellarium screenshot CREDIT: Peter

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Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Wednesday 08th Feb 2006 (09:19 UTC) | Permalink
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