2013 Triple Planetary Alignment Photo Gallery

A conspicuous series of planetary alignments are visible in evening twilight during the last two weeks of May and first week of June 2013. Brilliant Jupiter and Venus will dominate the grouping while fainter Mercury rounds out the trio. The highlight of the alignment occurs on the evening of May 26 when the three planets appear within 3° of each other (apparent size of a US quarter coin held at arm's length).

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 changes from night-to-night, see the Triple Planetary Alignment Viewing Charts.

The photos gallery below captures the beauty and the changing appearance of the Triple Planetary Alignment.

Triple Planetary Alignment
Triple Planetary Alignment
2013 May 20

Triple Planetary Alignment
Triple Planetary Alignment
2013 May 21

Triple Planetary Alignment
Triple Planetary
Alignment

2013 May 22

Triple Planetary Alignment
Triple Planetary
Alignment Composite

2013 May 22

Triple Planetary Alignment
Watching the
Triple Planetary Alignment - 1

2013 May 23

Triple Planetary Alignment
Triple Planetary Alignment
2013 May 23

Triple Planetary Alignment
Triple Planetary
Alignment Composite

2013 May 23

Triple Planetary Alignment
Watching the
Triple Planetary Alignment - 2

2013 May 24

Triple Planetary Alignment
Triple Planetary Alignment
2013 May 24

Triple Planetary Alignment
Triple Planetary
Alignment Composite

2013 May 24

Triple Planetary Alignment
Windmill and
Triple Planetary Alignment - 1

2013 May 25

Triple Planetary Alignment
Triple Planetary Alignment
2013 May 25

Triple Planetary Alignment
Watching the
Triple Planetary Alignment - 3

2013 May 26

Triple Planetary Alignment
Newton Observatory and
Triple Planetary Alignment

2013 May 26

Triple Planetary Alignment
Bifrost Observatory and
Triple Planetary Alignment

2013 May 26

Triple Planetary Alignment
Triple Planetary Alignment
2013 May 26

Triple Planetary Alignment
Windmill and
Triple Planetary Alignment - 2

2013 May 27

Triple Planetary Alignment
Watching the
Triple Planetary Alignment - 4

2013 May 28

Triple Planetary Alignment
Agave and Ocotillo
Triple Planetary Alignment

2013 May 29

Triple Planetary Alignment
Windmill and
Triple Planetary Alignment - 3

2013 May 30

Triple Planetary Alignment
Newton Observatory and
Triple Planetary Alignment

2013 May 31

   
   


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