Sunday, February 26, 2012


Hey Space Placers!

Round two of our skywatching weekend. Jupiter and the Moon dance tonight after sunset in the west with Venus and Mercury looking on. This will be a pretty sight to see and enjoy.

Find a clear view of the western horizon and abut a half hour after sunset look for golden-yellow Mercury  about a its width above the horizon. The planet closest to the Sun will be to the lower left of Venus several fist-widths.

Venus will be beautiful and brilliant to the lower left of the crescent Moon and Jupiter.

As an extra bonus, Mars is now gracing the eastern sky during the early evening hours. Look for orangish Mars at 8 p.m. It is the brightest object in that portion of the sky.

Enjoy the view tonight!

Sky Guy in VA

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