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Photo: Jupiter aligns with Venus

November 11, 2004

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In a rare alignment, the crescent moon and the planets Venus,
center, and Jupiter shine above a farmhouse in the eastern pre-dawn
sky in Brunswick, Maine. The contrail of a southbound jet bisected
the scene early Wednesday. Today and Friday, the two planets will
appear at their closest, less than 1 degree apart, although they
are in fact separated by about 462 million miles.

In a rare alignment, the crescent moon and the planets Venus, center, and Jupiter shine above a farmhouse in the eastern pre-dawn sky in Brunswick, Maine. The contrail of a southbound jet bisected the scene early Wednesday. Today and Friday, the two planets will appear at their closest, less than 1 degree apart, although they are in fact separated by about 462 million miles.

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