Alignment of Earth, Venus, Mars and Saturn

Yellow = Sun
Purple = Mercury
Pink = Venus
Blue = Earth
Red = Mars
Orange = Jupiter
Green = Saturn

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, Mars and Saturn will be within a triangle less than 3 degrees on each side on 2002 May 6th, as seen from the Earth.

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Last revised: 2002 May 1st