Planets Liz Gleeson Image taken: Apr. 2, 2012 Location: Townsville, Queensland,N.Australia. Details: This was astunning sight in the west this evening, with Venus nestled close to the beautiful Pleiades. Had to battle the high humidity and abundant mosquitoes of a North Australian balmy night. Taken with a 450 D, ISo 800, f 4.2, 75mm. ©2013, SpaceWeather.com -- This site is penned daily by Dr. Tony Phillips.