Night Sky - Steven Marshall
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Moonset - Clatteringshaws Loch, Dumfries & Galloway

On a clear night in April 2015, the moon sets behind the hills on the western shore of Clatteringshaws Loch to leave Venus, the “Evening Star”, as the brightest object in the night sky. It is the second-brightest natural object in the night sky after the Moon, being bright enough to cast shadows. It "overtakes" the Earth every 584 days as it orbits the Sun. As it does so, it changes from the "Evening Star", visible after sunset, to the "Morning Star", visible before sunrise.

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