May 26

Newton Observatory and Triple Planetary Alignment - 2013 May 26

The planets Jupiter, Venus and Mercury form a conspicuous triangle during evening twilight on May 26. This is the climax of a several-week-long triple planetary alignment as all three bright planets appear together in the evening sky. In the foreground are the domes of Newton Observatory in Arizona Sky Village, Portal, AZ. The domes are illuminated by light from the rising Moon in a separate exposure taken two hours later.

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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