Moon, Jupiter and Venus in alignment

Posted: February 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

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The two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, will accentuate the beauty of the slender crescent moon on Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 25 and 26). The planet Mercury may also be visible too, low on the horizon, beneath Venus depending on your sky conditions, but it will disappear quickly after sunset.

Even if your local weather brings clouds or rain, you can still watch Venus, Jupiter and the moon alignonline via online broadcasts.

The sky maps of Jupiter and Venus for this story show how the planets and the moon will appear together on Saturday and Sunday. Astronomers call this cosmic arrangement a triple conjunction.

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