THE PLANETARY ALIGNMENT OF SPRING 2002
all images © 2002 - 2016 Dirk Obudzinski
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A Conjunction for the Ages   Location: Sedona, Arizona
Photo details: Nikon EM Camera - 50mm lens - f/1.4 - 0.33 to 12 sec. exposures
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All five classical planets have gathered for a rare night sky event:

Bright Jupiter, yellow Saturn, rusty-red Mars, blazing Venus and glimmering Mercury form a spectacular alignment over the western horizon.

A fine crescent moon is contributing to an already dazzling visual feast on May 13-16, 2002

It is the finest planetary conjunction for decades to come..
Planetary Alignment Triangle Cathedral Rock
  May 5, 2002: Saturn, Venus and Mars form a perfect triangle (Mercury is seen below to the right).

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