Simply stunning: Photographer Luc Perrot photographed this amazing view of the Milky Way

Simply stunning: Photographer Luc Perrot photographed this amazing view of the Milky Way

"You placed the stars in the sky and you know them by name! You are amazing, God."

"You placed the stars in the sky and you know them by name! You are amazing, God."

To see the conjunction from just about anywhere in the world, look to the west after sunset. The first planet you may notice is Venus, the brightest object in the western sky. Above Venus, the second brightest object is Jupiter. The hardest planet to spot is Mercury, which is visible only briefly after sunset as a faint dot just above the horizon. Picturesque rocks leading out from Reunion Island to the Indian Ocean populate the foreground of the above picture.

To see the conjunction from just about anywhere in the world, look to the west after sunset. The first planet you may notice is Venus, the brightest object in the western sky. Above Venus, the second brightest object is Jupiter. The hardest planet to spot is Mercury, which is visible only briefly after sunset as a faint dot just above the horizon. Picturesque rocks leading out from Reunion Island to the Indian Ocean populate the foreground of the above picture.

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