View larger. | Mercury, Venus and Jupiter seen when evening fell in Hong Kong earlier today - June 1, 2013 - by EarthSky Facebook friend Matthew Chin.  Awesome shot, Matthew!

View larger. | Mercury, Venus and Jupiter seen when evening fell in Hong Kong earlier today - June 1, 2013 - by EarthSky Facebook friend Matthew Chin. Awesome shot, Matthew!

This planetary nebula, Mz3, is being cast off by a star similar to our Sun.  The 1000-kilometer per second speed of the expelled gas, the light-year long length of the structure, and the magnetism of the star visible at the nebula's center, all imply  Mz3 is hiding a second, dimmer star that orbits close in to the bright star. A competing hypothesis holds that the central star's own spin and magnetic field are channeling the gas. (ESA, NASA's Hubble, JPL-CalTech)

This planetary nebula, Mz3, is being cast off by a star similar to our Sun. The 1000-kilometer per second speed of the expelled gas, the light-year long length of the structure, and the magnetism of the star visible at the nebula's center, all imply Mz3 is hiding a second, dimmer star that orbits close in to the bright star. A competing hypothesis holds that the central star's own spin and magnetic field are channeling the gas. (ESA, NASA's Hubble, JPL-CalTech)

The Great Carina Nebula is easily seen with the naked eye, though it's 7,500 light-years away.

The Great Carina Nebula is easily seen with the naked eye, though it's 7,500 light-years away.

Mid-northern latitudes in Europe and Asia see the planets similarly positioned, yet see the moon somewhat offset toward the previous date. Description from I searched for this on

The five visible planets in our solar system will be seen together.    DON'T MISS: Chance to see FIVE visible planets in solar system for first time in DECADE.  STARGAZERS will soon be able to see all FIVE visible planets in our solar system for the first time in more than TEN YEARS. By JON AUSTIN PUBLISHED: 06:01, Tue, Aug 4, 2015

The five visible planets in our solar system will be seen together. DON'T MISS: Chance to see FIVE visible planets in solar system for first time in DECADE. STARGAZERS will soon be able to see all FIVE visible planets in our solar system for the first time in more than TEN YEARS. By JON AUSTIN PUBLISHED: 06:01, Tue, Aug 4, 2015

Positions of the 4 visible planets during totality in the August 21, 2017 eclipse. Illustration by Eddie Irizarry using Stellarium.

Positions of the 4 visible planets during totality in the August 21, 2017 eclipse. Illustration by Eddie Irizarry using Stellarium.

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