On July 5, 2008, Saturn, Mars and Regulus formed a straight line, and the crescent Moon joined them to top off an unusual and rare celestial alignment. Saturn was at the top left, Mars was in the middle, and Regulus was at the lower right, as shown in this photo. Regulus is the brightest star in Leo. This scene overlooks the city lights of north Scottsdale. A close up view shows the contrast in color between Saturn, Mars, and Regulus.
This image was taken from my backyard with a Canon EOS Digital Rebel camera mounted on a tripod with an 18-55mm zoom lens.
July 5, 2008
Image by Sid Leach
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