Planetary conjunction

Planetary conjunction

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Credit: JOHN SANFORD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Planetary conjunction. Image 5 of 5. Crescent Moon and planets in the evening sky just after sunset on the evening of 14th May 2002. The brightest planet, just to the right of the Moon, is Venus. Below Venus is Mars. Below Mars, just above the pink twilight glow, is Saturn. The stars to the left and right of Venus and the Moon are Zeta Tauri and El Nath (Beta Tauri) respectively, both in the zodiacal constellation Taurus. For a sequence of the movements of these planets between 30th April and 14th May, see images R300/163-167.

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Keywords: 13th may, 2002, alignment, astronomical, astronomy, conjunction, cosmology, crescent, dusk, evening, jupiter, mars, moon, night sky, planet, planetary, planets, saturn, science, solar system, space, spring, sunset, twilight, venus

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