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  • Frits Westra
    Forwarded by: fwestra@hetnet.nl (Frits Westra) Originally from: SpaceWeather.com Original Subject: Planets and
    Message 1 of 1 , May 4, 2002
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      Forwarded by: fwestra@... (Frits Westra)
      Originally from: SpaceWeather.com <spaceweather@...>
      Original Subject: Planets and Meteors on May 5th
      Original Date: Sat, 4 May 2002 01:46:48 -0500

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      Space Weather News for May 4, 2002

      A TRIANGLE OF PLANETS: As the Sun sets on May 5th, the planets Venus,
      Saturn and Mars will pop out of the darkening twilight in an eye-catching
      pattern: a near-perfect triangle measuring 3 degrees on each side. Just
      below the trio lies elusive Mercury. Be sure to see the innermost planet
      before it sinks back toward the Sun next week!

      SOUTHERN METEORS: Northern sky watchers have been favored lately with a
      great view of the ongoing planetary "alignment" in the western evening
      sky. This weekend, sky watchers in the southern hemisphere can enjoy a
      show of their own: the eta Aquarid meteor shower. Early risers on Sunday
      could spot as many as 50 meteors per hour when bits of debris from
      Halley's comet streak through Earth's atmosphere.

      Visit spaceweather.com for sky maps and more information about both

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