Alignment of Earth, Venus and Mars

Yellow = Sun
Purple = Mercury
Pink = Venus
Blue = Earth
Red = Mars

The first point of Aries (the direction of the Sun as viewed from the Earth at the time of the northern vernal equinox) is towards the right. Relative sizes of Sun and planets are not to scale. Venus and Mars will approach within 20 arcminutes on 2002 May 10th, as seen from the Earth.

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Last Revised: 2002 May 1st