Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Hey Space Placers!

Tonight look to the South after sunset to see Saturn, Mars and Antares lined up in an almost straight line. Now imagine how they actually line up in space with Mars, Saturn and then the star Antares being progressively farther away.

Also look to the West after sunset, using binoculars, to find Jupiter and Venus low on the horizon. You will need a clear horizon free of obstructions and a clear atmosphere to see them. Once you have spotted them make sure you watch them draw closer and closer together on subsequent nights.

On the 27th the two brightest planets will be very close to one another and quite a sight for those who can see them.

Get additional details here .

I am headed to sea again so I will try to stay in touch.

Sky Guy in VA

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