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Mon Apr 27, 2020, 05:59 PM

'Tonight is officially Venus's brightest evening in years!

Our "sister planet" reaches its "greatest illuminated extent" at 9 P.M. EDT -- though you can look west any time after sunset to see Venus unusually high and brilliant. It's safe to say that you’ve never seen it looking better, not in your whole life. See Bob's post:

almanac.com/venus

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Reply 'Tonight is officially Venus's brightest evening in years! (Original post)
elleng Apr 2020 OP
Glorfindel Apr 2020 #1
elleng Apr 2020 #3
magicarpet Apr 2020 #2
elleng Apr 2020 #4
magicarpet Apr 2020 #6
yonder Apr 2020 #5
elleng Apr 2020 #7
sinkingfeeling Apr 2020 #8
elleng Apr 2020 #9

Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 06:09 PM

1. Wonderful! The skies here are absolutely clear; perfect for viewing

Venus. Thanks for the tip, elleng!

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Response to Glorfindel (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 06:12 PM

3. Lucky for you! You're welcome!

Wish I could say the same, but clouds, showers, rain, t'storms forecast here until May 11!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 06:10 PM

2. Ya,... well isn't that nice,....

..... it has been cloudy and raining fir the last few day up here in Maine. This afternoon it was spitting snowflakes,... I was spitting nails.

We have been smothered in cloud cover. PLEASE INFORM US up here what a delight the celestial show was with Venus was all about. All we can see is clouds and inclement weather.

Anybody up for a midnite snowball fight ?

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Response to magicarpet (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 06:13 PM

4. No way to tell here in DC area,

clouds, showers, rain, t'storms until May 11! No snowflakes, tho.

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 06:18 PM

6. How's about I mail you a box of snowballs,.. FedEx overnite.

Smirk/Giggle

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 06:17 PM

5. It was fun watching both the Moon and Venus

racing towards the western horizon last night.

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Response to yonder (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 06:25 PM

7. LUCKY!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 06:27 PM

8. Clouded over and storming here.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 06:33 PM

9. Ditto

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