Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Planet dance!

During this month of May, four bright planets will engage in a fascinating dance with each other in the morning sky.
Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter will be involved in a series of conjunctions, joined at the end of the month by a very thin, waning crescent moon.  We could even refer to this as a "celestial summit meeting," or more precisely, a series of summit meetings during May 2011.
Twice during May three planets will converge to form a "trio."
According to Belgian calculator Jean Meeus, a trio is when three planets fit within a circle with a minimum diameter of 5 degrees.  Such a limit was one that Meeus chose more or less arbitrarily, but as he notes, "We have to make a choice."  
On Wednesday (May 11), Mercury, Venus and Jupiter will converge within 2.05-degrees of each other, followed just 10 days later by another trio, this time formed by Mercury, Venus and Mars, which will crowd within a 2.13-degree circle.  Then late in the month, on three successive mornings, May 29th, 30th, and 31st, the waning crescent moon will arrive, sweeping past Jupiter, Mars, Venus and Mercury stretched out across the eastern sky from upper right to lower left.

What do all of you guys have to say about this? Do you have any predictions on disasters or anything?:P



12 comments:

CPH said...

Pretty interesting! I'm not with the disaster conspiracies. Too much trouble.

Beans said...

Lol, I think that kind of stuff isn't to be taken seriously...

4funz.com said...

interesting :)

Max Power said...

Wonder how well they know each other...could be awkward.

Ketomaster said...

I predict that all Scorpios will have good luck, or at least somewhat better than before, comparatively to how their luck would have been otherwise.

I believe all Geminis will have more love or trust in their lives than previously predicted, or they will experience a change in a personal relationship for the better.

Belial said...

i heard u liek morning coffee

James T said...

wow this is pertty insightful

Mike said...

I'm definitely going to see this.

Metamorphiction said...

That's nice. I'm usually not very interested in astronomy, but I like to be able to see cool stuff like this.

pokemonalldayerrday said...

all I can think about is sailor moon when I hear about the planets...

Da2Shae said...

Pretty cool I guess...

Da2Shae said...

Pretty great blog!