Jupiter and Mercury

Planetary Partnership

The planets Jupiter (lower speck of light) and Mercury set together in a clear western sky as seen from the grounds of Noelridge Christian Church on Friday evening, March 18, 2011. The first photo was taken around 7:50 PM, and the second about 20 minutes later. Mercury, which never strays far from the sun in our skies, achieves its greatest visual separation from it on March 22.

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amathist says ... on Tuesday, Mar 22 at 8:44 AM

thank you so much for posting this picture with facts, we enjoyed it very much!!! we were thankful to be able to experience this when normally we would have missed it entirely

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