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Conjunction Colours

Conjunction Colours

During the past week, nightfall on planet Earth has featured Mars, Saturn, and Spica in a lovely conjunction near the western horizon. Still forming the corners of a distinctive celestial triangle after sunset and recently joined by a crescent Moon, they are all about the same brightness but can exhibit different colors to the discerning eye.   Image credit: Phil HartShooting Stars eBook

By | Aug 24, 2012|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , |


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