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Monday, August 21, 2006

Major conjunction before sunrise on 8/22/06

As I have mentioned previously, there will be a conjunction of the Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Saturn low in the pre-dawn Eastern sky tomorrow morning, Tuesday, August 22nd. Head out around 5:00 - 5:30 or so and use binoculars for the best view!

UPDATE, 6:00 AM 8/22/06: Scattered clouds, cluttered horizon, encroaching daylight. Venus was easy, and the Moon was a narrow sliver. With much effort I saw a third component in the same binocular field - Saturn, I think - but then clouds blocked the view. I'll try for Mercury one more time before sunrise.

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