Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving sky: Jupiter, Venus, moon together (from Yahoo News)

WASHINGTON – It's not just families that are getting together this Thanksgiving week. The three brightest objects in the night sky — Venus, Jupiter and a crescent moon — will crowd around each other for an unusual group shot.
Starting Thanksgiving evening, Jupiter and Venus will begin moving closer so that by Sunday and Monday, they will appear 2 degrees apart, which is about a finger width held out at arm's length, said Alan MacRobert, senior editor at Sky and Telescope magazine. Then on Monday night, they will be joined by a crescent moon right next to them, he said.
Look in the southwestern sky around twilight — no telescope or binoculars needed. The show will even be visible in cities if it's a clear night.

1 comment:

Nancy said...

My Brother in Law is very into star gazing so I know he will be out with his telescope and he has a good one.
Have a great Thanksgiving.