Sunset Planets

For Philippine observers, Mars is getting closer to Venus and Mercury in the sky next week. Look low on the western horizon after sunset. On Sept. 1, these three planets will appear to form a triangle. On Sept. 2, the thin crescent moon will join the celestial show.

Just to give you a picture of what to see next week:

Mars above the close pairing of Venus and Mercury

Mars above the close pairing of Venus and Mercury

Triangle formation on Sept 1

Celestial Triangle on Sept 1

Thin Crescent Moon with the three planets on Sept 2

Thin Crescent Moon with the three planets on Sept 2

Abangan natin to ah!

Clear skies!

~ by Stella's Gaze on August 30, 2008.

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