Saturday, November 5, 2011

Venus Returns to the Night Sky

Hey Space Placers!

I spotted Venus last night for the first time in months. Venus is low in the southwest just as it begins to get dark - if your horizon is clear you cannot miss the brilliant greenish-white planet. Venus will continue to get higher and brighter in the sky as the weeks go by.

With the return to standard time tonight, we will have even more darkness hours to enjoy the night sky as we progress to the Winter Solstice in December.

So as darkness falls, Venus is in the southwest, Jupiter in the east with the Moon. Mars is in the predawn hours keeping bright Regulus company.

Enjoy the sky....don't forget to check out the fly overs of the International SPace STation - get the updates for your location at

Sky Guy in VA

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