Gazing at the sky: The planets are aligned.

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Gazing at the sky: The planets are aligned.
« on: January 20, 2016, 11:28:43 AM »
No, this is not about astrology, but astronomy.

I bet quite a few people here like looking at the marvelous universe we are part of, this month there is  something special to see.
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/jan/20/five-brightest-planets-appear-in-straight-line-from-horizon-to-the-moon

Pick a cloudless night. Get up early. Be awestruck. Have fun.  :excited:

There's not to much of a rush necessary though:
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Stargazers will get another chance to see the sight in August when all five planets will be together again, only this time on the other side of the sun, meaning they will be visible just after sunset rather than before sunrise. It will not happen again until 2018.
« Last Edit: January 20, 2016, 11:32:44 AM by Dutch Uncle »