Friday, March 9, 2012

APOD 3.7

Conjunction Over Reunion Island
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     This photo was captured on Reunion Island, a French Island that is located in the Indian Ocean.  The photo was taken last week and shows the conjunction of Venus, Jupiter and Mercury.  The planets were joined by a bright crescent moon.  The conjunction is visible anywhere if you look to the west after sunset.  Venus is the brightest, and above Venus is Jupiter which is the second brightest.  Mercury sits right over the horizon and is the most difficult to see.  In order to get a better idea of how to spot Mercury, I found the below picture on .

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