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Fri Feb 24, 2012, 07:39 PM

See Venus, Jupiter & Moon Align in Weekend Celestial Show - AWESOME

http://www.space.com/14670-jupiter-venus-moon-alignment-viewing-tips.html



Early Saturday afternoon, if your sky is clear and blue, try locating the crescent moon at around 1 p.m. local time. It will be roughly two-thirds up from the southeast horizon to the point directly overhead.

If you find it, look a short distance directly below it to find Venus. The planet should appear as a tiny white speck against the blue daytime sky. At dusk, the pair will make for a beautiful sight, with Venus hovering below and to the moon's left, while much higher above and to the left of this dynamic duo will be Jupiter. [Photos: Amazing Views of Jupiter, Venus & Moon]






On Sunday evening, the moon will have moved up, almost to where Jupiter is, sitting off to the lower right of the bright gas giant planet.

Another planet is also gracing the night sky in addition to Venus, Jupiter and Mercury: Mars. The Red Planet is currently rising in the eastern sky a few hours after sunset.



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Reply See Venus, Jupiter & Moon Align in Weekend Celestial Show - AWESOME (Original post)
underpants Feb 2012 OP
cbayer Feb 2012 #1
abelenkpe Feb 2012 #3
frylock Feb 2012 #4
jberryhill Feb 2012 #2
Warren DeMontague Feb 2012 #5
Warren DeMontague Feb 2012 #6
geomon666 Feb 2012 #7
marasinghe Feb 2012 #10
DinahMoeHum Feb 2012 #8
Liberal_in_LA Feb 2012 #9
RebelOne Feb 2012 #11

Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 07:43 PM

1. Thanks for this! Jupiter has been enormous at night. Will look for this

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Response to cbayer (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 08:25 PM

3. We were checking out Jupiter recently

even in the city we can see it and three of it's moons with our telescope.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 08:26 PM

4. both jupiter and venus were in full effect last night..

i had to pull over and admire the view. i've never seen them appear so large!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 08:06 PM

2. "From the Northwest Corner of a brand new crescent moon...

 


...the spiral light of Venus, rising first and shining best."

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 08:28 PM

6. And if you want an expanded head-perspective on WHY, try this out:

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/eyes/

Cool thing to play with.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 08:37 PM

7. It begins...

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Response to geomon666 (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 10:02 PM

10. on the other hand, sixes notwithstanding- ;D -we can hope for another result from the alignment ....

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 08:37 PM

8. I actually saw this alignment last night around 6:30 pm EST

n/t

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 08:58 PM

9. Thank you!

 

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 10:11 PM

11. This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius

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