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Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn & Jupiter Over New Hampshire, Wednesday, January 27, 2016.

by Anura Guruge


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From “Neave Planetarium“.

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A rather rare treat. 5 major planets, in conjunction — in nearly a straight line (clearly illustrating the nearly flat orbital plane, the ‘ecliptic’) — across the morning sky, Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter (in that order, left to right, South to Southwest).

Pluto is right below Mercury but not visible to the naked eye. The Moon, fairly full and bright, will be just to the right of Jupiter.

Trees will again be a problem for us in New Hampshire. Mercury could be in the tree line.

The planets are RISING from the South. Mercury, the last to rise, only comes over the horizon (but definitely in the trees) at 5:47 am Eastern. That is why I am suggesting around 6:30 am.

They keep on rising, BUT so does the Sun! Sunrise around 7:15. That will end the show.


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That Bright ‘Star’ Above The Moon Tonight, Over New Hampshire, Is Jupiter. It Was Alongside Yesterday. Looks Like Venus, But It Is Not.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Yes, earlier in the month it was Venus that was close to the Moon.

Now it is Jupiter, because they all move about — nothing stays still up there.

Venus is still around and visible in the Southwest sky, very close to the horizon, but setting BELOW the horizon by 7:30 pm. 5:30 pm, directly SW, is a good time to see Venus.

Enjoy Jupiter. It was spectacular last night — beautiful opposite conjunction with the full Moon. Today it will be above the Moon. While you are at it take a gander at Orion and soak in its grandeur.


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3 Planets: Jupiter, Venus & Mercury Will Be Visible Over New Hampshire Tomorrow Night, Monday, May 27, 2013 Soon After Sunset.

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This conjunction has been there for the last few days, but if you recall it has been raining or cloudy the last few nights. It is a tad cloudy in the west tonight, around 8:50 pm. Trees are also a big problem for us.

The challenge here is that these three stars are setting below the horizon rather than rising. Yes, a bummer. So my 9:30 pm they would be below the skyline. I have a feeling we are not going to see them, even though tomorrow is said to be clear, unless you can get above the tree line — facing west.

But, don’t say I didn’t give you a heads up. Enjoy if you can. Quite rare.