Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Sky Guy Viewing ALERT - Asteroid Today, Moon Venus Tomorrow

Hey Space Placers!

Tune in today, 1-9-13, at 7 p.m. EST to watch live the closest approach of the asteroid Apophis via SLOOH. This is the asteroid that will pass very close to Earth in 2029 and 2036. Read about it here

Tomorrow morning, 40 minutes before dawn check out the close pairing of Venus and the slim crescent Moon low on the SE horizon. This will be it for the two brightest objects in the night sky until May so take a peek. The Moon will be in full Earthshine mode and will be a sight to see. This will also be a perfect camera shot for those of you with tripods and time exposure capability. You will need a clear view of the horizon for best viewing but that will add to the view.

The crescent Moon meets Venus

Sky Guy in VA

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