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Venus and Mercury

Venus and Mercury taken from a hill overlooking Trellech. Venus is the brighter dot, obviously! Move the cursor over the image and the planets are labelled.


This image was shown in the second programme of BBC2's Stargazing Live 2012 (on Jan 17th) as an example of how Venus looks in the night sky and that it has sometimes been confused with a UFO (I kid you not).

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Taken on February 2, 2007