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Bright planets meet at dusk

May 2013: Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter join together for a spectacular series of conjunctions in evening twilight.
RELATED TOPICS: OBSERVING | MERCURY | VENUS | JUPITER
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Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter join together for a spectacular series of conjunctions in evening twilight. Brilliant Venus and striking Jupiter, in particular, will attract attention when they pair up during May’s final week. Meanwhile, Saturn remains near its peak and dominates the overnight hours during late spring.

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