Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sky Guy Viewing ALERT

Hey Space Placers!

In the hours before dawn on the 28th and 1 March, make sure you view the beautiful sight of the waning crescent Moon and brilliant Venus in the southeastern sky. Unless you are completely cloudy, it is worth taking a look as the two brightest objects in the night sky will be gliding by one another.

If you have binoculars use them to look at the Moon as there may be Earthshine present - the illuminating of the dark portion of the Moon by the reflection of sunlight off our planet's clouds and oceans. This is always a pretty sight.

In the DC area you can spot them about a fist-width above the horizon at 5:45 a.m. They will get higher in the sky as time goes on but the sky will begin to brighten after 6:15 a.m. You can spot them until it is almost dawn.

Dawn view

Sky Guy in VA

No comments:

Post a Comment