May 26

Bifrost 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 is the silhouetted dome of Bifrost Astronomical Observatory in Arizona Sky Village, Portal, AZ.

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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