Lots of planets

13 June 2006

It happens fairly often that there are a bunch of planets in the same part of the sky. They don’t really make neat alignments, spreading out in a ragged line like runners a ways into their race. But standing in the parking lot outside a coffee shop tonight, I could pick out Jupiter bright in the East, Saturn & Mars close together in the West, and low above Mauna Kea, Mercury flickered spastically.

Not bad, lacking only Venus of the naked eye crowd.

It’s a good time to go stargazing or to a planetarium or perhaps `Imiloa Astronomy Center.

Anyway, check out the sky.

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