Sky gazers in for celestial treat on Monday

Last Updated: Sunday, May 29, 2011 - 11:13

New Delhi: Astro lovers will find a perfect
way to bid adieu to the month as a celestial bonanza awaits
them on Monday morning when four planets and the crescent moon
appear in the pre-dawn sky.

Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter are all aligned and will
appear close together tomorrow morning, R C Kapoor, former
Professor at Indian Institute of Astrophysics said.

The planet party which commenced early this month will
come to an end tomorrow when an exquisite crescent moon joins
the four planets for a grand finale, he said.

The five heavenly lights dotting the eastern sky together
will make it a memorable experience for sky gazers, he said.

Except for Saturn, all the planets will be visible
between dusk and dawn, including Pluto (the dethroned planet
and now called dwarf planet or even Plutoid), he said.

Four visible planets, two telescopic planets and a
telescopic Plutoid will appear all lined up on one side of the
Sun in an exciting early morning show, Kapoor said.

Sky enthusiasts can watch the planets appear in a
sequence. Interestingly, they will be visible in the order of
their decreasing physical distance to the Sun, starting with
Pluto that would appear tonight and ending with Mercury.

On May 30, 2011, the sunrise in Delhi is around 05:23 AM.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, May 29, 2011 - 11:13

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