Watching the Triple Planetary Alignment - 1

An eager skywatcher gazes at the Triple Planetary Alignment from the sky deck of Bifrost Astronomical Observatory. The planets Jupiter, Venus and Mercury (left to right) are visible in this image shot during evening twilight on May 23. This is part of a several-week-long triple planetary alignment as all three bright planets appear together in the evening sky. The planets will move closer together each night culminating in a conspicuous triangle on the evening of May 26.

Complete details on this celestial event can be found on the Portal to the Universe blog post Triple Planetary Alignment. To preview how the event will change from night-to-night, see the Triple Planetary Alignment Viewing Charts.

For photos of this event, see Triple Planetary Alignment Gallery.

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