Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Astronomy Note

Richard stopped me in my blogging to catch the evening sky. That seemed in perfect accord with my last blog entry.

Venus is at a once every 8 years position, called "Inferior Conjunction". During this time, this lovely planet can be seen as both an Evening Star and a Morning Star. She is very close to the horizon in the early evening or pre-dawn skies. Venus is close to being between the Sun and the Earth, so she appears as a slim crescent.

To view this, one needs a good pair of binocs or a spotting scope, and no obstructions (like buildings, trees, clouds, hills, mountains) along the horizon. Check it out.

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