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Quebec sky. Earth's sky

Quebec sky. Earth's sky

The clear evening sky is always welcome by star watchers from around the world, but the skies with some clouds are also interesting.

This splendid moment was captured in this impressive image taken by Dominic Cantin during a meeting of Canadian astronomers at the St-Nérée Observatory, about 60 kilometers southeast of Quebec City.

Looking west on July 13, 2002, the distant glow of lightning from a passing storm was caught at the left end of the photograph. On the right, the withdrawal of the storm clouds exposes the overexposed crescent moon, which shares the sunset with Venus, which shone only a few degrees away (bottom right).

In the darkened sky above the moon is the well-known star triangle of the constellation Leo. Cantin reports that afterwards there was clear sky throughout the night.

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