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Space Watchers

Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:23 am

Just surfing around & found this site. For those who like to gaze at the stars or planets, here's what I found:

Skywatchers set your alarm clocks: On Tuesday morning (April 19), Mercury will appear to have a close encounter with Mars.

In reality, the two planets will actually be separated by about 161 million miles (259 million kilometers), but in Earth’s sky they will appear only 2 degrees (which is about four moon widths) apart. You'll need to be up just before the sun, around 6:30 a.m. local time, to see this rare sight.

Here is a run-down of these upcoming conjunctions:

April 19: Mercury and Mars
April 22: Venus and Uranus
May 1: Mars and Jupiter
May 8: Mercury and Venus
May 10: Mercury and Jupiter
May 11: Venus and Jupiter
May 18: Mercury and Venus (again)
May 20: Mercury and Mars (again)
May 22: Venus and Mars


How about a moonbuggy race?

Re: Space Watchers

Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:26 am

Thank you for the info.


Re: Space Watchers

Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:29 am

awesome!!! i love looking at the stars and planets at night, it will be nice when it warms up to break out my telescope

Re: Space Watchers

Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:11 am

Thanks for the information will look at them
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