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Venus at Dawn

Not too many words needed this morning.

Venus at dawn, over a misty valley. You might just be able to make out Arcturus, hiding behind the broadest part of the middle contrail, near the topĀ  left of the picture.

The contrails are aligned broadly southeast-northwest as usual.

And here is how things looked quarter of an hour earlier. Quarter of an hour is a good chunk of time in the dawn business. Arcturus is easier to spot here, nestled in just under the three contrail lines.