Four planets and crescent moon to perform together tonight

17:43, August 13, 2010      

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Mercury, Mars, Venus and Saturn and crescent moon will appear in the sky this evening, according to cnr.cn.

Mercury will be further from the other four celestial bodies and hard to observe. Mars will be found easily as the brightness degree is -4.3. Saturn's brightness degree is 1.1 and Mars' is 1.5.

The crescent moon will appear in the left lower side of Venus. Except Venus and the moon, the other planets will be dimmer and hard to find. If the weather is not good enough, maybe only Venus and the moon can be seen by naked eyes this time.

By Wang Qianyuanxue, People's Daily Online

(Editor:王千原雪)

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