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The Planets on New Year’s Day

Kendrick Frazier

April 21, 2009

The moon and bright Venus (upper left) loom far above closely paired Mercury and Jupiter (lower right), very low in the twilight sky above the lights of Albuquerque, New Mexico (and just above the small tree), early on the evening of January 1, 2009. On this first night of 2009, Mercury was above and to the left of brighter Jupiter. (Photo by Kendrick Frazier 1.3 sec exposure at f3.5 w/ Nikon zoom lens at 18 mm)

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Kendrick Frazier is editor of the Skeptical Inquirer and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is editor of several anthologies, including Science Under Siege: Defending Science, Exposing Pseudoscience.