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Planetary Conjunction Pre-Dawn Eastern Sky

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by ssar, May 9, 2011.

  1. ssar

    ssar Well-Known Member

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    Planetary Conjunction Pre-Dawn Eastern Sky

    A rare series of planetary alignments is occurring at the moment, during late April right through May 2011.
    About an hour before dawn (5-5:30am Sydney time) look to the eastern sky, low on the horizon for Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter close together:

    "The four well known planets Mercury, Venus, Mars and giant Jupiter are all going to be in the same part of the eastern morning sky together, joined for a short time by a thin Crescent Moon. They’re best observed from around an hour or so before sunrise until the sky starts to brighten and will all be closest on May 12th."

    The Planetarium at Scienceworks Museum Victoria Skynotes May 2011 on Youtube: http://youtu.be/JhJ5G2V0G48

    "Dance Of The Planets" australasianscience.com.au article: http://www.australasianscience.com.au/article/issue-may-2011/dance-planets.html

    Astronomical Events Of Interest 2010-2011: http://www.astrovisuals.com.au/Events.html

    Spaceinfo.com.au What’s up? Night sky: http://spaceinfo.com.au/category/nightsky/

    Worth getting up early for and chilling, gazing over the eastern sky if you have a good view and the sky is clear enough.
     
  2. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    had me at hello
     
  3. Brookie4eva

    Brookie4eva Well-Known Member

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    ssar you are a Forum Slut ... :p :D :p :D

    http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=1694727#r1
     
  4. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I had a look early this morning but the only one that i could see was uranus. :)
     
  5. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    you were looking in the wrong end of the telescope
     
  6. ssar

    ssar Well-Known Member

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    That's only one of another, oh, 16 or so online forum sites I have posted the identical post on ;)

    If it's worth doing, it's worth doing well.
     
  7. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Still didn't help Orford.
     
  8. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

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    I remember me and a couple mates hammered after a night out, standing on my driveway at 3am one morning watching a UFO as bright as 4 planes with landing lights.

    2 hours we staired waiting for it to shoot away at lightening speed, only for the sun to come up and make it unvisible. :| Definatly wasn't venus at the time...

    Will definatly be looking for this ssar, its one of those rare things that I can stop myself from wanting to see.
     

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