In astronomy, the term elongation can be used to refer to an angular distance in celestial longitude separating the Moon or a planet from the Sun. The two inferior planets Mercury and Venus are normally most readily visible around greatest elongation. At eastern elongation, the planet will be visible in the evening sky, and at western elongation it will appear before the Sun at dawn. The image, shows planets Venus and Mercury in a close perspective conjunction occurred at sunset on January 10th, 2015. The picture was recorded from Modena hill – Italy.
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