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Sunday, August 21, 2016

 

Venus, Mercury and Jupiter 17 August 2016

From bottom to top, Venus, Mercury and Jupiter  on the evening of 17 August (Canon IXUS ASA 400, 1 second exposure) at 6:33 pm ACST. Click to embigen.From bottom to top, Venus, Mercury and Jupiter  on the evening of 14 August (Canon IXUS ASA 400, 1 second exposure) at 6:33 pm ACST. Click to embigen.

Continuing our Planet Dance, Venus is rising higher, Mercury and Jupiter are dropping lower, and the trio now form a definite triangle (see previous shots here and here). Venus and Jupiter will continue to move closer, leading up to their spectacular close approach on the 27-29th. Now if only the clouds woudl go away.

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