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Elvira May 25 2013 09:23 PM

Triple Planet Alignment Sunday Evening
 
The two brightest planets in the night sky Venus and Jupiter, and somewhat dimmer Mercury, will appear as a bright triangle of light in the western sky beginning about 30 minutes after sunset on Sunday the 26th of May.

Even if you live where there are city lights you should be able to see it. Unfortunately Seattle's current cloud cover will probably prevent my viewing, but I'm still hopeful.

This will be the last triple conjunction until October 2015.

Take a few minutes and walk yourself outside.

:mallory:

Portal May 26 2013 12:03 AM

Re: Triple Planet Alignment Sunday Evening
 
I love astronomical observations, thanks for your post.

Owain Taggart May 26 2013 01:27 AM

Re: Triple Planet Alignment Sunday Evening
 
Managed to get a great picture of the planets and sunset despite the amount of clouds last night. Will be posting a picture later on.

JINXED May 26 2013 02:29 AM

Re: Triple Planet Alignment Sunday Evening
 
Guess I'll have to pray for clear skies.

Owain Taggart May 26 2013 04:35 AM

Re: Triple Planet Alignment Sunday Evening
 
So, while we were clouded out last night, we still had a pretty good shot out of it and the planets are there. You do have to hunt for them.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7391/8...3000d7be_b.jpg

Then tonight we tried again. No clouds:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7404/8...d07a2377_b.jpg

Portal May 26 2013 07:17 AM

Re: Triple Planet Alignment Sunday Evening
 
^Amazing!

MacLeod May 26 2013 09:12 AM

Re: Triple Planet Alignment Sunday Evening
 
Ah Astronimical event, I predict overcast skies.

George Steinbrenner May 27 2013 12:51 AM

Re: Triple Planet Alignment Sunday Evening
 
^ I predict darkness, turning to widely scattered light in the morning.

Gloomy Giver May 27 2013 01:48 AM

Re: Triple Planet Alignment Sunday Evening
 
Quote:

T'Girl wrote: (Post 8152726)
The two brightest planets in the night sky Venus and Jupiter, and somewhat dimmer Mercury, will appear as a bright triangle of light in the western sky beginning about 30 minutes after sunset on Sunday the 26th of May.

Even if you live where there are city lights you should be able to see it. Unfortunately Seattle's current cloud cover will probably prevent my viewing, but I'm still hopeful.

This will be the last triple conjunction until October 2015.

Take a few minutes and walk yourself outside.

:mallory:

My View in Victoria isn't much better(all week).

Candlefright May 27 2013 02:39 AM

Re: Triple Planet Alignment Sunday Evening
 
I've been practicing with astrophotography lately and tried to see if there was an aurora nearby so on Saturday at 10pm (remember that time, very important) in the middle of winter (also very important) I took a 20" exposure shot at ISO800. It was dark, no sun, the only light coming from the full moon.

Below is the image I got. Note the stars visible in the 'blue' sky...

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...ps71ed6bc6.jpg

Candlefright May 27 2013 02:45 AM

Re: Triple Planet Alignment Sunday Evening
 
Quote:

T'Girl wrote: (Post 8152726)
This will be the last triple conjunction until October 2015.

When Marty McFly appears!


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