Jupiter and Venus. Brilliant to see them so clearly this weekend and to reflect that they travel on pretty well the same orbit as us around the sun (give or take a few degrees either side of the ecliptic) so the line they describe falls on the plane through the centre of the solar system.

APOD: 2012 March 18 – Jupiter and Venus from Earth

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