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Mountain Skies: The Moon Passes Three Planets This Week

 

Last updated 4/6/2020 at 1:31pm

The Planets

They're getting closer! The classical planets are those visible to the naked eye and, thus, seen and named in historical times. Each day four of the five classical planets are a bit closer to Earth. No, there are no collisions forecast since each one has its prescribed orbit and they don't overlap. So, while collisions with asteroids pose grave danger to Earth, we have nothing to fear from the major planets.

So, what exactly is happening? If we look at the accompanying chart of the solar system out through Jupiter (with Saturn offstage left), we can see that four of these...



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