Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Venus in the Pre-dawn Sky

Hey Space Placers!

Was up today, 11-10-10,  at about 0550.

Went outside to check on the sky as I always do in the a.m. as well as at night before turning in.

The sky was crystal clear and Venus was blazing away in the southeast.....brightest object in the sky with a greenish-white tint. I detected the phase of Venus with binoculars. Venus has phases just like the Moon  - all the planets do - because of orbiting the Sun.

Make sure you take a peek at the "Morning Star" before it starts getting too light. Venus will be getting higher in the sky as the month goes by.

Can you see the Big Dipper standing upright in the northeast?

Sky Guy in VA

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