Neptune shines at its brightest
August 2012: Bright planets occupy both evening and morning skies this month while one of their fainter siblings, distant Neptune, reaches opposition and peak visibility.
June 25, 2012
|Bright planets occupy both evening and morning skies this month while one of their fainter siblings, distant Neptune, reaches opposition and peak visibility. As darkness falls, Mars, Saturn, and Virgo’s prominent star Spica form an elegant, color-contrasting trio. A crescent Moon adds to their beauty when it passes by on the 21st.|
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