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Monday, November 07, 2011


Mercury and Venus climb the Scorpion

Left image: Venus and Mercury lurk just above the clouds below the head of the constellation of the Scorpion on 29 October 2011. The crescent Moon fills in the scene. Centre Image: Mercury and Venus, ostensibly in the head of the scorpion, are hidden behind clouds n November 4. Right Image: Mercury and Venus above the head of the Scorpion on November 6 (Click on any image to embiggen).

Mercury and Venus are slowly climbing up the constellation of the Scorpion, naturally the more spectacular events have been clouded out. Still, the November 10 line-up with Antares should be good if the weather holds off.

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