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"And the stars are projectors, yeah, projecting our lives down to this planet Earth." - Modest Mouse


3.08.2004

Planetary Spectacle 

Space.com notes that all five planets that can be seen by the naked eye will be visible together in the night sky this month. This is due to the failry uncommon phenomenon of the 5 planets all being on the same side of the solar system.
Going in order from West to East, the cast of planetary characters will be Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter...By late March, Mercury will be about as high as possible at dusk for viewers at mid-northern latitudes, setting the stage for a memorable few weeks of easy-to-do backyard skywatching.
The site also shows a diagram of the planets positions on the solar disc, as well as directions for spotting them in the night sky.

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