Monday, March 15, 2010

Evening Star

At around 7pm UT, Venus was approximately 20 degrees above the horizon, easily the brightest object in the twilit sky.

Apparently, Venus will be in conjuction with (fancy astronomical phrase for "will be visually close to") the thin crescent moon on the evening of March 16th. If the weather cooperates, I will display this conjunction tomorrow.

If the Earth's atmosphere wills it...

Sunday, March 14, 2010