Triple Planetary Alignment, May 27 & 28, 2013

An interesting planetary conjunction have happened at the end of May 2013 when Jupiter, Venus and Mercury lined up just a few degrees above the eastern horizon. The next time this will happen is Oct. 2015. Though we have the worst spring so far with about 200 hours of sunshine missing, the evenings on the 27th and the 28th were good enough to get a glimpse of the three after all, even I had to drive about 260 km on the 27th. It´s been a nice celestial spectacle to watch and I´m looking forward for what´s next. Here is a link with lots of info about the TPA by the one and only Mr. Eclipse himself, Fred Espenak: http://astropixels.com/conjunctions/2013/2013triplecharts.html. Enjoy!

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Jupiter (left), Venus (right) and Mercury (top), 05/27/2013…

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Jupiter (left), Venus (right) and Mercury (top), 05/27/2013…

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Jupiter (left), Venus (right) and Mercury (top), 05/28/2013…

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Jupiter (left), Venus (right) and Mercury (top), the church of Eugenbach, Landshut, Germany, 05/28/2013…

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