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Last night, from Sant Fost de Campsentelles, we contemplated a beautiful celestial spectacle looking west, as can be seen in these images in Las Fotos de los Lectores de La Vanguardia.
Venus shines, super-bright in fact, in the center of the constellation Gemini, below its main stars, Castor and Pollux.
Higher up and a little further north, Mars shows its discreet orange glow. Both planets are very easy to recognize, but Mars appears much fainter.
This is so because, in recent months, as it has traveled its orbit around the Sun, it has been moving away from Earth. That is why its brightness is now less than that of Castor and Pollux.
Castor and Pollux are two bright stars belonging to the constellation Gemini. Pollux is the brightest star in this constellation, orange in color. Next is Castor, who looks a little more bluish. To locate Castor and Pollux we can start from Orion, which is easily recognizable thanks to its belt.
Bolides are more luminous shooting stars, those that equal or exceed the luminosity of the planet Venus (brightness magnitude -4 or less).
The images have been captured from the sky observation cameras of Sant Fost de Campsentelles.