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The Planets Today : A live view of the solar system

The Planets Today : A live view of the solar system
This site brings you face to face with the solar system as it is now... and also how it was and how it will be. Have you ever wondered "Where are the planets right now?" For people interested in astrology the positions and movements of the planets are very important and can give you a clue into how you are feeling and how your day is going to pan out. For astronomers, it's equally important to know where the planets are so that they can observe them. For other's getting an understanding of where the earth is in relation to the sun and moon and planets is just, well, sort of nice to know. If you've ever sat outside at night and got into an discussion about whether that bright star is actually a planet, and if it is - "Which planet is it?"

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