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Clouds, moonglow, 2 planets

Mars and Saturn, plus the bright star Antares and other stars in the constellation Scorpius. The bright one is Mars!

The morning planets and the bright star Antares on April 19, 2016. Photo by Tom Wildoner. Visit Tom at LeisurelyScientist.com

The morning planets and the star Antares on April 19, 2016. The brightest one in this photo is Mars; it’s about to get very bright! Photo by Tom Wildoner. Visit Tom at LeisurelyScientist.com

Tom Wildoner wrote:

Two planets, a touch of clouds and a pinch of moonglow. I captured this image of Mars and Saturn this morning, April 19, 2016, from Weatherly, Pennsylvania. I used a Canon 6D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM, four exposures stitched together at 6 seconds, f/2.8, ISO 3200, tripod mounted.

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Watch for these planets and the moon in the late night or early morning sky this week:

The moon swings by the, Mars, Saturn and Antares on April 24, 25 and 26. The green line depicts the ecliptic. Read more

The moon swings by the, Mars, Saturn and Antares on April 24, 25 and 26. The green line depicts the ecliptic. Read more.

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