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Six Planets Now Aligned in the Dawn Sky | Planetary Alignment Sky Maps | Skywatching | Space.Com


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Pami
- 1329 days ago - space.com
If you go out any morning for the next four days, you'll be treated to a view of the crescent moon and all but one of the naked eye planets.



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T. A. H. (39)
Saturday April 30, 2011, 8:16 pm
I'm heading out tomorrow morning -- THANKS!
 

Eileen Novak (444)
Monday May 2, 2011, 10:22 am
Hope I haven't missed it completely. I'll be out in the morning.
 

Dave C. (227)
Monday May 2, 2011, 10:47 am
may have to try and get up early, but it is really tough...of course, we have barely seen the sun in the past month so I doubt our chances of seeing the stars/planets are very high.

thanks for this interesting article though.
 

Pami W. (211)
Monday May 2, 2011, 11:32 am
Good luck everyone.
Tip: Astronomers measure distances in the sky in terms of degrees. For reference, your clenched fist held at arm's length covers about 10 degrees of the night sky. The brightness of a planet or other object in the sky is measured as its "magnitude." The lower an object's magnitude, the brighter it appears, so objects with negative signs in front of their magnitude numbers below are exceptionally bright.
credited Tip from Space.com
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Monday May 2, 2011, 3:49 pm
Thanks Pam--good post.
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Monday May 2, 2011, 5:27 pm
When the Stars are right - The Great Old ones will return and take back their Earth.
 

Rose K. (0)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 6:44 am
thanks for an interesting article
 

Rand Martin (27)
Thursday May 5, 2011, 5:55 pm
Enjoyed that little tidbit. I just need a good telescope. Maybe binoculars.
 
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