May 28

Watching the Triple Planetary Alignment - 4

Rick Beno points to the triple planetary alignment from the sky deck of Conferring With the Skies Observatory as Arizona Sky Village neighbor Ray Brooks looks on. The planets Mercury, Venus and Jupiter (top to bottom) continue to form a conspicuous grouping during evening twilight on May 28. This is part of a several-week-long triple planetary alignment as all three bright planets appear together in the evening sky. The figure to the right can be used to identify the planets on May 29.

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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