Monday, February 27, 2012

The Sky Show Isn't Over!

Hey Space Placers!

What a great weekend for sky watching!

The show is not over as Venus and Jupiter will continue to get closer to one another by a finger width a day and Mars will start gracing our evening skies all night long when it gets to opposition (directly opposite the Sun) on March 3rd.

Mars is bright orangish-red and is in the east at 8 p.m.

Saturn rises in the east around 10 pm so we have planets aplenty.

Oh, and don't forget Mercury in the west about a fist-width above the horizon in the west. It is bright yellowish-white and to the lower right of Venus by several fist widths.

Evening twilight view

Sky Guy in VA Watchin' the Sky

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