Debunked: three planet alignment over Egyptian pyramids

Posted on: 8:06 am, December 3, 2012, by

Earth & Sky

Earth & Sky

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Have you recently seen an image circulating on social media of three planets perfectly aligned over the tips of the three pyramids at Giza, Egypt? Well, it’s a hoax. Although the basis for the image is technically true, the image itself is a serious exaggeration.

Here is the fake image:

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And here’s what the real sky looks like:

Here’s the real thing. Venus (brightest), Mercury (below left) and Saturn (above right) as seen on December 3, 2012 by EarthSky Facebook friend Annie Lewis in Madrid, Spain.

Here’s the real thing. Venus (brightest), Mercury (below left) and Saturn (above right) as seen on December 3, 2012 by EarthSky Facebook friend Annie Lewis in Madrid, Spain.

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