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Five major planets in our solar system lined up in a row over the weekend.
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The rare planetary conjunction was visible in clear skies before dawn.
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The best time to view this event was about an hour before sunrise.
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Green was particularly happy at seeing Mercury which is usually hard to spot.
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It is very satisfying to see this faint twinkling planet.
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A conjunction in this order would not be visible from Earth again.
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The planets appeared in the order they are positioned from the sun.
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On Friday morning a crescent moon accompanied the five planets.
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The conjunction is rare because the five planets all have different orbits.
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Mercury takes 88 days to orbit the sun while Saturn takes 29 years.
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