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NPMAS club meetings, first Wednesday   6:30 to 8:30pm  Neville Public Museum 210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303

Positional Astronomy explained

Positional Astronomy imag

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image and article by 1728 Software Systems

What is planetary  Conjunction?  A planetary position in which the Earth, the Sun, and the planet are aligned in that order and in a straight line.

  • Planet is lost in the sun's brillance and not viewable
  • Farthest approach to the Earth

What is planetary  Opposition? A planetary position in which the Sun, the Earth,  and the planet are aligned in that order and in a straight line

  • Best viewing of the planet
  • Closest approach to the Earth
  • planet is viewable all night

 

 

 

 

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