From: Frank Warren <frank-warren.nul> Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 04:57:16 -0800 Fwd Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 11:29:24 -0500 Subject: A Sky Spectacle That's Out Of This World Source: Dayton Daily News http://www.daytondailynews.com/localnews/content/localnews/daily/0326planets= .html 3-26-04 Look, up in the sky! It's a spectacle that's out of this world Thanks to a rare alignment in the heavens, sky-gazers can find five planets strung across the Miami Valley morning or evening sky for a couple weeks. The positions of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter place them on the same side of the sun as Earth, and astronomers say the alignment is an extra special treat because our five nearest planetary neighbors will appear to be assembled in a small corner of the sky. They are best seen just after sunset every night through early April. Astronomers also note that the five planets will again be together at the end of this year and early January 2005. Viewers will notice that Venus is the brightest of the lot, an appearance attributable to its position in relation to Earth. Joe Tarkany, a Miami Valley Astronomical Society board member, said representatives will provide viewing opportunities tonight at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Apollo Observatory from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. =97 provided the sky is clear.
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