APOD: Planet Line over New York Bridge (2022 Apr 20)

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APOD: Planet Line over New York Bridge (2022 Apr 20)

Post by APOD Robot » Wed Apr 20, 2022 4:06 am

Image Planet Line over New York Bridge

Explanation: There's an interesting sky to see if you wake up before the Sun. Lined up on toward the eastern horizon are four planets in a row. The planets are so bright they can even be seen from the bright sky inside a city. In fact, the featured image was taken from New York City, USA, with the foreground highlighted by the RFK (Triborough) Bridge. Pictured, the planets are, left to right, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, and Saturn. The planets all appear in a row because they all orbit the Sun in the same plane. This plane, called the ecliptic plane, was created in the early days of our Solar System and includes all planets, including Earth. The morning planet parade will continue throughout April and May, and will even be joined by Mercury in June.

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Re: APOD: Planet Line over New York Bridge (2022 Apr 20)

Post by orin stepanek » Wed Apr 20, 2022 12:29 pm

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Was difficult to see them; for myself anyway!! :shock:
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Five little kittens all in a row! 8-) :lol2:
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Re: APOD: Planet Line over New York Bridge (2022 Apr 20)

Post by De58te » Wed Apr 20, 2022 4:52 pm

Hi folks! I don't mean to be alarmist, but I followed this planetary lineup for the next few days on the Stellarium sky map, and the planets Venus and Jupiter are getting closer and closer together that they are going to collide on April 30th 2022! Maybe not collide because they will pass apart again in the month of May, but really they are so close on the 30th that their atmospheres almost touch! (Just kidding. It is just an optical illusion.)

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Re: APOD: Planet Line over New York Bridge (2022 Apr 20)

Post by rscott442 » Wed Apr 20, 2022 10:21 pm

Neptune is also in the view but too far away to see.