Saturday, February 25, 2012

See Venus During the Day

Hey Space Placers!

Did you know that it is possible to see Venus in broad daylight? The key is to have Venus as far from the Sun and its glare as possible and have a bright blue sky. It also is a big help when you have a celestial beacon nearby such as the Moon to help you spot the second planet from the Sun.

Today is a day to try and spot Venus. Find the crescent Moon in the sky around 1 p.m. or later and then using diagram below, look for Venus. Use binoculars to help zero in on the Moon and then Venus but make sure you look with your own eyes so you can exclaim to all that you saw Venus in broad daylight.
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Venus and the Moon, February 25, 2012

Read yesterday's blog and get out and see the Venus-Moon conjunction tonight after sunset. I'll have pics if the weather cooperates. Try taking your own pictures using your DSL and a tripod.

Clear skies and good hunting!

Sky Guy in VA

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