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Solar System Family Portrait
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Yes, but have you ever seen all of the planets at once?
A rare roll-call of planets has
been occurring in the morning sky for
much of June.
The featured fisheye all-sky image, taken a few mornings ago near the town of
San Pedro de Atacama in
caught not only the entire planet parade, but the Moon between Mars and Venus.
In order, left to right along the
members of this
Solar System family portrait are
To emphasize their locations, Neptune and Uranus have been artificially enhanced.
The volcano just below Mercury is
In July, Mercury will move into the Sun's glare but
reappear a few days later on the evening side.
Then, in August,
Saturn will drift past the direction
opposite the Sun
and so become visible at dusk instead of dawn.
The next time that all eight planets will be
simultaneously visible in a morning sky will be in 2122.