Planets in the Morning
SpaceWeather.com Download time: May 18 2011 10:18 AM ET
Wake up and smell the coffee! Or better yet, see the planets. Venus and Jupiter are beaming brightly in the eastern sky at dawn. Stephen W. Ramsden sends this photo of the view from Atlanta, Georgia:…
"The recently installed Rise Up Atlanta sculpture made by Charles Brouwer from donated ladders was a perfect foreground for the planetary conjunction," says Ramsden. "I woke up early and went to Freedom Park in Atlanta to photograph the planets in their majestic peaceful rise."
Venus and Jupiter aren't alone. Clear, dark skies reveal Mars and Mercury alongside their brighter cousins. The four planets are putting on an eye-opening show every morning for the rest of the month. It's a great way to begin the day.
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