The Planet Parade

On Friday, June 24, 2022 the planets were arranged in the night sky in order of their distance from the sun. From Mercury just below the horizon (from our location), to Venus, the Moon (standing in for Earth), Mars, Jupiter, and finally Saturn in a southeasterly arc.

Evan and I woke up early to enjoy the show on a relatively warm summer morning. Our reflector telescope isn’t quite as powerful as we had hoped when we bought it but we still could see Jupiter and its moons, the rings of Saturn (better than the image shows), and details of the surface of the moon.

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