Mercury is Visible Now! Rarely Seen.

May 25, 2013

Hi folks —

Maybe some of you have already noticed this, but for
the next week or two (best, sooner!), the planets Venus,
Jupiter, and rarely-seen Mercury will be in a changing
geometry (making a record-settingly tight triangle this
coming Sun.5/26), with an amazingly different scene
from one evening to the next.   (This will really show
why the name “planet” derives from a Greek word for
“wanderer”.)  …See the great little step-by-step video
animation (just ~half a minute long) at the following
website.

< http://www.skyandtelescope.com/about/pressreleases/Three-Planets-Dance-in-the-Sunset-207234531.html >

I hope all will have a meaningful Memorial Day weekend.

— Joe

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