Venus Viewing, 2019

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Christopher K.
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Venus Viewing, 2019

Post by Christopher K. » January 23rd, 2019, 2:58 pm

On the morning of Wednesday the 30th, the Moon and Jupiter and Venus will be in a lineup. They will be rising in the southeast, all in the constellation Ophiuchus. The Moon and Jupiter will be fewer than seven degrees apart; Jupiter and Venus will be fewer than eight degrees apart. The best time to view is probably 5am to 6:30am.

Christopher K.
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Re: Venus Viewing, 2019

Post by Christopher K. » November 24th, 2019, 6:03 pm

What a lovely view of Venus and Jupiter right now in the west! This December and in 2020, there will be several such opportunities to view unaided-eye events.

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Re: Venus Viewing, 2019

Post by Christopher K. » December 2nd, 2019, 5:43 pm

Both Astronomy print (January) and Astronomy online mention the possibility of seeing a nice Venus-M22 conjunction this evening. I'm skeptical as Venus is only four degrees off the horizon by the time darkness falls completely. I just looked with 10x and saw no sign of the Cluster. I look again when it's darker.

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