Gap Fill - Planets - Level 6


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   alignment      astronomer      conjunction      noteworthy      orbits      order      planetary      rare      Saturn      sun  

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AccuWeather said a in this would not be visible from Earth again for another 20 years. The next time it will happen will be August 2040. It said this event was special because the planets appeared in the order they are positioned from the , with Saturn being the farthest away and Mercury the nearest. Another , Dr Diana Hannikainen, said the conjunction was on Friday morning as a crescent moon accompanied the five planets. She said the was a "delightful sight". The conjunction is because the five planets all have different of the sun. Mercury takes 88 days to orbit the sun, while takes 29 years.

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