Triple Conjunction at Sunset

Posted July 31, 2010 by User 1

Over the coming week or two, Saturn, Mars and Venus will be coming together for a triple conjunction at sunset. For those with clear western horizons, Mercury may be visible below them as well. A waning crescent moon will join them in two weeks in time for the start of the Perseids Meteor Shower ( on August 12-13.

To see the conjunction, just look west after sunset. The three planets will be located about 15 degrees above the horizon for those at latitudes +/- 30 a few minutes after the sun goes down.


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