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Leo

Represented on the right top of this image, Leo, the Lion, is one of the 13 constellations of Zodiac and also one of the easiest to identify in the sky. Late March, April and May are the best months to find it. Also in this photo, is possible to observe more two main sources of light, a 99,5% full moon on the top left and the lamp of the Cape Espichel lighthouse in the middle, opened since 1790. With 32 meters high and situated at 168 meter above sea level, this lighthouse reaches a luminous range of 28 nautical miles, about 52km from the Portugal coastline. See the annotated version: http://goo.gl/c1pyd6

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