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Row of Planets

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Date:29.4.2002 Time:evening
Exposure:12 s Field:37o x 50o
Ektachrome 200
Optics:f=35mm, 1/2.0
Schwäbische Alb
Observer:Till Credner

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In April 2002 there was the unique chance to see all classical planets in a row at evening twilight. These are all planets visible by the naked eye: the innermost one Mercury, bright Venus, reddish Mars, bright Jupiter, Saturn and of course our Earth (see labels). They all are aligned approximately along the Ecliptic, which is more or less the plane of our planetary system.