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12/29/2008

The Sunset Planets

When the sun goes down tonight, step outside and look southwest. That bright light high in the sky is Venus. From there, trace a line down into the sunset. Along the way you'll run into the crescent Moon, Jupiter and Mercury.

The Moon is en route to Venus for a spectacular conjunction on Dec. 31st. On New Year's Eve, the two brightest objects in the night sky will shine through city lights and even fireworks. Image :from the countryside near Tavas, Turkey," by photographer Tunç Tezel.
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