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Planet Parade over Sydney Opera House

Planet Parade over Sydney Opera House

Copyright: Prasun Agrawal

The world is waking up to a picturesque planet parade. Just before dawn, the eastern skies over much of planet Earth are decorated by a notable line of familiar planets. In much of Earth’s northern hemisphere, this line of planets appears most nearly horizontal, but in much of Earth’s southern hemisphere, the line appears more nearly vertical. Pictured over the Sydney Opera House in southern Australia, the planet line was captured nearly vertical about five days ago. From top to bottom, the morning planets are Saturn, Mars, Venus, and Jupiter. As April ends, the angular distance between Venus and Jupiter will gradually pass below a degree as they switch places. Then, as May ends, Jupiter will pass near Mars as those two planets switch places. In June, the parade will briefly expand to include Mercury. Notable Submissions to APOD: Morning Planet Parade 2022

Courtesy of NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day

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Adrian
Adrian
2 months ago

The age of Aquarius ???? (musical Hair)

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  Adrian
2 months ago

Spot on Adrian.!

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
2 months ago

We Aussies (down under) have great sky viewing here folks .
Come on down .