Thursday, February 04, 2016

Let the Moon Be Your Guide in Finding Five Planets - The New York Times

Let the Moon Be Your Guide in Finding Five Planets - The New York Times:



"For the past two weeks, five of our solar system’s planets have paraded across the pre-dawn sky, visible to the naked eye, giving early-risers a rare visual treat. The show will continue into mid-February but as many a stargazer will attest to, distinguishing Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter amid the medley of twinkling dots can be tricky. There are a number of apps and computer programs that can help people track the quintet, but for those in need of a low-fi way to spot the planets, a recent NASA video offers the following advice: Look for the moon."



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