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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 2002 Chimney Rock
  Planetary alignment near constellation Orion at Chimney Rock in Sedona, Arizona on May 3, 2002

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