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Belt of Venus

Tuesday, February 25th 2014

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Just after sunset, you can usually see a dark band above the horizon with a red band of colour above it. This is the shadow of the Earth on the atmosphere, with the last of the daylight scattering off the dust in the air higher up. It's sometimes called the Belt of Venus.

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