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Monday's moon had company

8:26 PM, Jan 21, 2013   |    comments
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SACRAMENTO, CA - That bright, white object appearing so close to Earth's moon Monday evening was Jupiter.  

The biggest planet in our solar system was still actually millions of miles away from the waxing moon but because they were on similar orbital paths, an optical illusion made it look like the two celestial bodies could almost touch.

The phenomenon will not appear again until 2026, according to  EarthSky website.


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