Anybody want to take a look at Venus tonight?
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23-04-2012, 07:53 PM
Anybody want to take a look at Venus tonight?
I'm looking outside and spot a bright light about 30 degrees above the moon. Checked it out and it's Venus. Jupiter is also visible right now but I haven't spotted it yet.


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23-04-2012, 08:23 PM
RE: Anybody want to take a look at Venus tonight?
(23-04-2012 07:53 PM)germanyt Wrote:  I'm looking outside and spot a bright light about 30 degrees above the moon. Checked it out and it's Venus. Jupiter is also visible right now but I haven't spotted it yet.


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And Saturn. And Mars.

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23-04-2012, 08:47 PM
RE: Anybody want to take a look at Venus tonight?
(23-04-2012 08:23 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(23-04-2012 07:53 PM)germanyt Wrote:  I'm looking outside and spot a bright light about 30 degrees above the moon. Checked it out and it's Venus. Jupiter is also visible right now but I haven't spotted it yet.


http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials...rn-mercury
And Saturn. And Mars.
I don't think they are visible tonight? Can you see Saturn with the naked eye? Besides it looking like a star.

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23-04-2012, 08:58 PM
RE: Anybody want to take a look at Venus tonight?
(23-04-2012 08:47 PM)germanyt Wrote:  
(23-04-2012 08:23 PM)Chas Wrote:  And Saturn. And Mars.
I don't think they are visible tonight? Can you see Saturn with the naked eye? Besides it looking like a star.
Both visible now. Mars high in the south, Saturn in the ESE.

In order of brightness:
Venus
Mars
Jupiter
Mercury
Saturn

Only a couple of stars are bighter than Saturn, e.g. Sirius, Vega

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23-04-2012, 09:31 PM
RE: Anybody want to take a look at Venus tonight?
No, but I'd love to see Uranus.

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23-04-2012, 09:34 PM
RE: Anybody want to take a look at Venus tonight?
(23-04-2012 09:31 PM)Erxomai Wrote:  No, but I'd love to see Uranus.
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23-04-2012, 10:35 PM
RE: Anybody want to take a look at Venus tonight?
(23-04-2012 09:31 PM)Erxomai Wrote:  No, but I'd love to see Uranus.
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23-04-2012, 11:33 PM
RE: Anybody want to take a look at Venus tonight?
(23-04-2012 10:35 PM)aurora Wrote:  
(23-04-2012 09:31 PM)Erxomai Wrote:  No, but I'd love to see Uranus.
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24-04-2012, 06:18 PM
Right now - 20:17 EDT ...
(23-04-2012 08:58 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(23-04-2012 08:47 PM)germanyt Wrote:  I don't think they are visible tonight? Can you see Saturn with the naked eye? Besides it looking like a star.
Both visible now. Mars high in the south, Saturn in the ESE.

In order of brightness:
Venus
Mars
Jupiter
Mercury
Saturn

Only a couple of stars are bighter than Saturn, e.g. Sirius, Vega
Venus and crescent moon in the west;
Mars high in the south;
Saturn in the east.

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29-04-2012, 01:19 PM
RE: Anybody want to take a look at Venus tonight?
Been tracking Jupiter for a while. It's all but gone now. Venus has been super bright for a while. I forgot what date, but sometime in march, Venus and Jupiter were right next to each other in the sky. It was spectacular. I couldn't help but think as I looked up at them "Look at all these people walking underneath them oblivious to what is right above their heads."

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