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At about 5:00, 30th April, the thin crescent moon and Venus will rise above the eastern horizon. Mercury will follow moments later and the Mars-Jupiter pair appears after that.



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Mercury is at aphelion (distance to sun: 0.467 AU) at 8:45 GMT, 29th April, 2011.



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Saturn in the constellation Virgo

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Moonrise in the constellation Capricornus at 3:07.1 GMT, 25th April, 2011.



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Last Quarter Moon (declination: -15.92) at 3:46.9 GMT, 25th April, 2011.



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Venus is in conjunction with Uranus (only 51.1' separated) at 03:28 GMT, 23rd April, 2011.



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Moonrise in the constellation Sagittarius at 2:17.3 GMT, 23rd April. 2011.



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Venus is in conjunction in RA with Uranus (55.4' separated) at 19:52 GMT, 22nd April, 2011.



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Watch out for a gathering of planets in the early morning skies.

The planet Neptune will rise in the constellation Aquarius at 4:34.7 GMT, 21st April, 2011.
The planet Uranus will rise in the constellation Pisces at 5:12.6 GMT.
The planet Venus, at magnitude -3.9, will rise at 5:17.4 GMT.
The planet Mercury, at magnitude 2.1, will rise at 5:26.5 GMT.
The planet Mars, at magnitude 1.2, will rise at 5:29.4 GMT.
Sunrise is at 5:42.9 GMT.

(Times are GMT/BST for Scotland)



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The best morning show of the year has arrived! If you're not an early-bird skygazer, now is the time to change your ways and become one.
The morning lineup reads like a who's who of the solar system.
The show begins with scene-stealing Venus rising around 5:45 in the east.
You can't miss Venus because it practically shouts out its arrival. Simply gaze east and you'll easily spot it shining like a chromed hubcap spinning out of control.

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