Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sky Guy Viewing ALERT!!! 7-24-4 Celestial Trio In Pre-Dawn Sky

Hey Space Placers!

The pre-dawn sky of 7-24-14 has a nice celestial trio in store for us - bright Venus, the waning crescent Moon with Earthshine (sunlight reflecting off our planet's clouds and oceans to give the unlit portion of the Moon a beautiful tint) close by and golden-yellow Mercury below and to the left.

Sky Safari Plus Chart
You will need a clear view of the east and should be out looking at about 5:15 a.m. local. See my previous blog for tips on finding and seeing Mercury. Mercury will be in the glare of the Sun soon so this is a good time to see the planet nearest the Sun before it is gone.

Don't forget to try your hand at taking some pics!

Here's to clear skies!

Sky Guy in VA

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