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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Venus’

Sky Tonight—December 27, Moon, bright star, two

Sky Tonight—December 27, Moon, bright star, two planets before dawn

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Before dawn tomorrow (Tuesday, December 28), look in the east for the planet Saturn and star Spica near the last quarter moon. Beneath this threesome – moon, Saturn and Spica – you will see the blazing planet Venus much closer to the eastern predawn horizon. You might be seeing these objects when there is a fair amount of predawn twilight washing the sky. The planets and stars have colors of their ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—December 3, Greatest illuminated

EarthSky Tonight—December 3, Greatest illuminated extent for Venus December 4

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Venus shines at it brightest throughout the first week of December 2010. However, tomorrow is a special day for earthly observations of Venus. It is the day on which Venus reaches what astronomers call its greatest illuminated extent. It happens on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 4 a.m. Central Standard Time (10 Universal Time). This event marks the moment when the visible fraction of Venus’ day side – ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—December 1, Moon and Venus at

EarthSky Tonight—December 1, Moon and Venus at brightest pair up before sunrise December 2

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org On Thursday morning, December 2, 2010, the moon and planet Venus pair up in the predawn sky. What’s more, if you look, you will find Venus shining at its maximum brightness around now as the morning star. It is always bright, but – when brightest – Venus looms as an eerie beacon in our twilight sky. It is quite a sight to see. Look eastward before dawn lights the sky. Venus will not appear this ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—Nov 24,Venus getting brighter in

EarthSky Tonight—Nov 24,Venus getting brighter in the predawn sky

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org The planet Venus – the most brilliant celestial object after the sun and moon – is getting brighter day by day in the November predawn sky. This dazzling world was in our evening sky earlier this year. However, it recently passed between earth and the sun, so that it now rises about 3 hours before sunrise as seen from mid-northern latitudes. Moreover, at middle latitudes south of the equator, Venus ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—Nov 4, Modest meteor shower

EarthSky Tonight—Nov 4, Modest meteor shower tonight. Moon and Venus before dawn tomorrow.

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The radiant points for two November meteor showers – the South Taurids and North Taurids – both reside in front of the constellation Taurus the Bull. If you trace the paths of shower meteors backward, each shower appears to radiate from a certain point in the starry sky. As can be expected, the radiant point for the South Taurids is found in southern Taurus, while that of the North Taurids is found in northern ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—Nov 3, Crescent moon, planet Venus

EarthSky Tonight—Nov 3, Crescent moon, planet Venus in glow of dawn November 4

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org It is lucky the moon and planet Venus rank as the second- and third-brightest celestial bodies after the sun. Otherwise, we would have little chance of catching either object in the glow of morning twilight tomorrow (Thursday morning, November 4). Comet Hartley 2 to bring meteor shower on November 2 and 3? The moon will be the easier of the two worlds to see. Given a clear sky and an unobstructed eastern horizon, people ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—October 9, Last 2010 evening

EarthSky Tonight—October 9, Last 2010 evening pairing of moon and Venus

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Tonight presents the final pairing of the moon and the planet Venus in the evening sky until the autumn of 2011. Or, if you live in the southern hemisphere, it is the last evening pairing until the spring of 2011. Unfortunately, for much of the northern hemisphere, a “perfect” storm of events makes the sighting of the waxing crescent moon and dazzling Venus difficult – if not downright impossible – to ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—Oct 1, Venus and Mars close but

EarthSky Tonight—Oct 1,  Venus and Mars close but hard to spot after sunset

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The planets Venus and Mars are in conjunction today (Friday, October 1). However, if you live at mid-northern latitudes, it will not be easy to spot these two worlds after sunset. You will probably need binoculars to spot them low in the sky and in the glow of twilight. Our sky chart shows the sky scene for about 30 to 40 minutes after sundown, shortly before Venus and Mars follow the sun beneath the horizon. We draw in ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—September 12, Moon, Venus and a

EarthSky Tonight—September 12,  Moon, Venus and a double star

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Our chart shows the moon, the planet Venus and the star Zubenelgenubi as they appear about one hour after sunset. The sky scene, though specifically for mid-northern latitudes in North America, will look similar at mid-northern latitudes all around the world. However, European and Asian observers will see the moon somewhat closer to Zubenelgenubi, the constellation Libra’s rather faint yet visible star. Bright star in ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—September 11, Moon and Venus low

EarthSky Tonight—September 11,  Moon and Venus low in west at dusk

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The waxing crescent moon and the dazzling planet Venus are the first two celestial lights to appear after sunset this evening. Look low in the west to see the shining pair at dusk and early evening. After the sun, the moon and Venus rank as the second and third brightest heavenly bodies, respectively. When these brilliant sky objects get together, people across Earth’s entire globe spot them and gaze with wonder. Since ... Full Story

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