West: Eclipse Moon Set Under Belt of Venus

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

The full moon sets behind the Minarets at sunrise. This photo was taken during the Google+/Panoramio Eastern Sierra Photowalk held June 1-4, 2012. The moon's position setting behind the Minarets was a composition conceived and planned weeks in advance of the taking of this shot, using Google Earth.

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Comments (20)

Jack Tol on August 20, 2012

Very impressive shot.



Nadia Kushnir on August 20, 2012


Marek Kleman on August 21, 2012

like excelentné foto!!!

Brian Humphreys on August 21, 2012

How do you do it, man? Incredible photography.

Wind River Photograp… on August 21, 2012

What a sight! What an experience to be in such a beautiful place at just that moment! As always, Jeff, I admire what you do. Fav!! River

Carl Tiefenthaeler on August 21, 2012

Jeff - Like ! Looks like it's playing Peek-A-Boo :)) Carl.

Akbar&Armaghan Nouri on August 25, 2012

excellent shot

very beautiful photo


Tomáš Gregor on August 27, 2012

Nádhera. Like. Pozdravujem. Tomáš.

Russell Mckane on August 30, 2012

Signature Sullivan.

wx on September 3, 2012

Lk, Y* & voted at 1st sight (and even at second, third or more !) A real jewel !

Best wishes for the contest, wx

Rita Eberle-Wessner on September 10, 2012

What a magnificant shot! What a luck to be there at the right time! Now I'm gonna look for this photo in the contest gallery

pietgazz on September 12, 2012

Wonderful shot, I like it! Best regards from Italy, piero

NickolayR on September 13, 2012


Senad Džinić (Džine) on September 23, 2012


Mac Applethorpe on October 11, 2012

Nice photo.

AleksandarMarković on October 16, 2012

Like 17

fotozuzanak on November 1, 2012

It´s like in a fairy tale:D Like 19

Ivan Logvinov on January 16, 2013

Great shot!
Friendly greetings from Russia!

ALENDE DEVASIA on February 20, 2013


iandsmith on December 12, 2013

I can relate to that shot, wish we had excursions here.

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Jeff Sullivan
Gardnerville, Nevada

Photo taken in Inyo National Forest, Pacu Lane, Bishop, CA 93514, USA

Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 20, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Jeff Sullivan
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    • Taken on 2012/06/04 05:31:14
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 379.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO320
    • Exposure Bias: -1.67 EV
    • No flash