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Planet show

Word from the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) in Pune has just arrived regarding a spectacular show about to begin in the dawn sky this month-end. The show, to last ten days beginning Arpil 30, will feature four planets — Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter — along with a special appearance by the moon on the first two days. Show timings: about half an hour before sunrise.

IUCAA’s Arvind Paranjpye sent us this digitally-created image series to depict the changing position of the planets during this rare phenomenon. The planets are drawn together at dawn. So that’s the time to set your alarm clock and catch a glimpse of the quartet.

Happy skywatching!

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© Arvind Paranjpye, IUCAA, Pune

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