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Planetary line up May 2013 May 13, 2013

Posted by aquillam in MichiganAstro, Urban Observing.
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Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, and the crescent Moon line up very nice at sunset this evening.

Unfortunately, Mercury will be hidden in the Sun’s glare.

Keep an eye on them from now through the end of the month. The Moon may not hang around, but the other 3 form a pretty tight group from the 23 –  30!

And don’t forget to look eastward to Saturn while you’re out there!

 

Jupiter, Mercury and Venus

Looking WNW on May 26 at 9:30 PM (image made using Starry Night software)

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1. John Connelly - May 26, 2013

Just saw them a few minutes ago – 9:10 pm, Sunday, May 26. Very cool. Look above the horizon to the west. They look like planes coming in for a landing with their lights on…


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