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Beautiful triple conjunction at sunset to come - Must see!!

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posted on May, 12 2013 @ 09:48 AM
Be ready with your binoculars, telescopes and cameras as this conjunction, while already visible, will be at its best during the sunset at the end of this month.

It involves Jupiter, Venus and Mercury that will be more or less 2° apart from each other. The three will change positions relative to each other daily as if someone is throwing dice.

Look west starting at 8:40pm MDT. Mercury is the dimmest of the three and most difficult to see. Using binoculars will help to find Mercury, but make sure the Sun has set.

This triple conjunction (within 2 degrees), has occurred only five times in the last century, the most recent being on the 11th of May, 2011. We have to wait another 45 years to see this wonder again, when they come together at 27th of February, 2058.

Angular distances between:
Mercury & Venus = 1°; 51', 10"
Mercury & Jupiter = 2°; 27'; 24"
Venus & Jupiter = 2°; 9'; 37"

posted on May, 12 2013 @ 10:10 AM
Good my allsky camera should be back up and running by then
Only problem is the sun goes down pretty late by then.

posted on May, 12 2013 @ 10:18 PM
I will try to get some photos and post them on ATS if I have a chance!


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