Thursday, May 15, 2014

Sky Guy Viewing ALERT - Crowded Ecliptic

Hey Space Placers!

As we prepare for another 2-4 inch soaking of rain in 24 hours, the rest of the world should be watching the sky tonight and the next day or so.


The ecliptic, that imaginary line in the sky where during the day the Sun and at night the naked eye planets and the Moon can be seen, has a traffic jam. Starting right after it starts to get dark Mercury and Jupiter are in the west, Mars is in the south and Saturn is in the southeast. The Moon will be up shortly after dark to round out the ecliptic.

Get more details on how to see the planets here.

Only Venus is missing from the view.

So get out and enjoy the sky sights.

Sky Guy in Soggy VA

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