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Four Planets and Crescent Moon Evening Conjunction - August 12-13, 2010
Submitted: Monday, 9th August 2010 by Mike Salway
We're in for a treat on August 12th and 13th when the crescent Moon joins four planets for a beautiful display in the West, just after sunset.

From late July through to late August, four planets have been visible in the evening sky. Venus, Mars and Saturn have been forming a triangle while Mercury has been a bit lower in the sky. It's been fantastic watching the planets each evening in the twilight glow.

When they are joined by the Crescent Moon with earthshine visible it's going to be a unique visual and photographic experience for everyone - so make sure you head on out to take a look.

The screenshots below show the expected view from mid-South latitudes, looking to the West.

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Four planets and the Moon - August 12th

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Four planets and the Moon - August 13th
We'd love to hear your reports and see your images - so please head onto the IceInSpace Forums and share with our community.

Article by Mike Salway (iceman). Discuss this article on the IceInSpace Forum.
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