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Planetary Alignment May 2002

2002 May 10th, Venus (bright star), Mars (faint star 20 arcmin away from Venus)
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2002 May 11th, Venus (bright star), Mars (faint star 40 arcmin away from Venus)
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2002 May 14th, Venus, Crescent Moon and Mars (to the lower right of Venus)
If you look closely you'll see evidence of the ``light pillars'' above and below Venus that other observers have reported. These are caused by refraction of light by water ice crystals in the Earth's atmosphere. More info at NASA
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Last Revised: 2002 May 16th
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