This stunning photo sequence shows the crescent moon and planet Venus rising over India’s Ganges River.
Veteran astrophotographer Ajay Talwar of the photography group The World at Night captured this image from Uttarakhand, India in October 2012.
The sequence illustrates the path of the two celestial objects every few minutes over the sacred river. The Ganges is the national river of India and many regard its waters as deeply spiritual.
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