Venus, Mars, Saturn form triangle in sky!

A celestial treat on Sunday greeted star gazers as three planets of the solar system formed a triangle in the sky.

Updated: Aug 08, 2010, 23:05 PM IST

New Delhi: A celestial treat on Sunday greeted
star gazers as three planets of the solar system formed a
triangle in the sky.

"Venus, Mars and Saturn were seen forming a
right-angle triangle in the night sky theatre," Science
Popularisation Association of Communicators and Educators
(SPACE) Director Chander Bhushan Devgun told PTI.

The three planets formed a triangle with Saturn
in the western horizon, he said.

An ever-changing configuration of the planets Venus,
Mars and Saturn was easily visible after the sunset, R C
Kapoor, a scientist with Indian Institute of Astrophysics,
said.

Mercury was, however, difficult to be seen through
naked eyes as it was closest to the horizon as compared to the
other luminaries, he added.

On August 13, the Moon will join these three planets
and make an interesting combination, a sight astronomy gazers
await.

PTI