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Astronomy Picture of the Day
Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our
fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation
written by a professional astronomer.
2022 April 20
Planet Line over New York Bridge
Image Credit & Copyright: Stan Honda
Explanation: There's an interesting sky to see if you wake up before
the Sun. Lined up on toward the eastern horizon are four planets in a
row. The planets are so bright they can even be seen from the bright
sky inside a city. In fact, the featured image was taken from New York
City, USA, with the foreground highlighted by the RFK (Triborough)
Bridge. Pictured, the planets are, left to right, Jupiter, Venus, Mars,
and Saturn. The planets all appear in a row because they all orbit the
Sun in the same plane. This plane, called the ecliptic plane, was
created in the early days of our Solar System and includes all planets,
including Earth. The morning planet parade will continue throughout
April and May, and will even be joined by Mercury in June.
APOD volunteer programming opportunity: Discord
Tomorrow's picture: open space
Authors & editors: Robert Nemiroff (MTU) & Jerry Bonnell (UMCP)
NASA Official: Phillip Newman Specific rights apply.
A service of: ASD at NASA / GSFC
& Michigan Tech. U.