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Old May 25 2013, 09:23 PM   #1
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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.

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Old May 26 2013, 12:03 AM   #2
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I love astronomical observations, thanks for your post.
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Old May 26 2013, 01:27 AM   #3
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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.
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Old May 26 2013, 02:29 AM   #4
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Re: Triple Planet Alignment Sunday Evening

Guess I'll have to pray for clear skies.
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Old May 26 2013, 04:35 AM   #5
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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.



Then tonight we tried again. No clouds:

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Old May 26 2013, 07:17 AM   #6
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^Amazing!
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Old May 26 2013, 09:12 AM   #7
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Ah Astronimical event, I predict overcast skies.
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Old May 27 2013, 12:51 AM   #8
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^ I predict darkness, turning to widely scattered light in the morning.
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Old May 27 2013, 01:48 AM   #9
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Re: Triple Planet Alignment Sunday Evening

T'Girl wrote: View Post
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.

My View in Victoria isn't much better(all week).
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Old May 27 2013, 02:39 AM   #10
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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...

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Old May 27 2013, 02:45 AM   #11
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T'Girl wrote: View Post
This will be the last triple conjunction until October 2015.
When Marty McFly appears!
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