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Check out the rare alignment of 5 planets and moons in this stunning night sky photo

Check out the rare alignment of 5 planets and moons in this stunning night sky photo

Astrophotographer Wright Dobbs took this image of five bright planets visible lined up with the moon from St. Cloud in Florida before dawn on June 24, 2022. The planets are (left): Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn with the crescent moon between Venus and Jupiter. (Image Credit: Wright Dobbs) The rare sight of five bright …

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The 5 planets take center stage as they align in the night sky

The 5 planets take center stage as they align in the night sky

The event began in early June and continued to become brighter and easier to spot as the moon progressed, says Diana Hanikainen, editor of the Ski & Telescope observation. The falling crescent will join the party between Venus and Mars on Friday, adding another celestial object to the lineup. The moon will represent the relative …

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Spirals of blue light in New Zealand’s night sky leave star watchers “somehow distraught”

New Zealand star watchers were left confused and amazed by the strange, spiraling light formations in the night sky on Sunday night. At around 7.25 pm, Alasdair Burns, a guide to observing the stars on Stuart / Rakiura Island, received a message from a friend: go outside and look at the sky. “As soon as …

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