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Nice naked-eye view of Venus and Jupiter tonight #670253
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Looking at the moon, noticed 2 very bright objects close by. Thought maybe a satellite or something breaking up. Looked on Google, turns out its Venus and Jupiter.

In case you havent seen/dont know, if you look at the moon, then up and left a bit at the bright object, thats venus. Up and left again to the other bright object, thats Jupiter. Apparently Mercury can be seen as well, but thats on the horizon.

Im sure lots of people know already, was nice for me anyway wink

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Re: Nice naked-eye view of Venus and Jupiter tonight [Re: rhoobarb2002] #670254
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Excellent view from my window thanks for the info smile

Re: Nice naked-eye view of Venus and Jupiter tonight [Re: rhoobarb2002] #670256
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just looked myself.
nice one for that mate.
just told my bro.
hes getting his big telescope out!

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Got my sons telescope out, but its not very powerful, nor easy to do tiny adjustments on.

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Yeah nice, one it looks just like the diagram looking out from my window ..many thanks

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Its a beautiful sight!

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Re: Nice naked-eye view of Venus and Jupiter tonight [Re: rhoobarb2002] #670264
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Very smart smile

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Apparently it will be happening tomorrow and sunday too. Nice for those that miss it tonight.

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Following on behind is Orion easily spotted because of the three stars {Ori (Alnitak), ε Ori (Alnilam), and δ Ori (Mintaka)} that form the belt look as though they have been placed perfectly in a straight line.

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You can also see Mars tonight, looking east. Orion is in the south now, Use that as a reference point. If your awake around 2am, you will see saturn roughly in the same position, maybe just a little lower in the sky. The same again tomorrow. So that's Venus, Jupiter, Moon, Mars & Saturn in one night. I'l be getting my telescope out for that!!

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Oh yeah, & mercury just after sunset in the west.

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You should also be able to see the ISS passing between Jupiter and Venus this week too. I've seen it twice this week. It looks like a bright, fast moving star. It comes in from the right and passes inbetween them. For timings, check google (or any other search engine). You should also be able to see the Great Red Spot on Jupiter round about now actually. It will also be visible on 26th Feb at 23:12 and 29th Feb at 20:43.

Tomorrow night, just after sunset (approx 18:00) look out for the "earthshine" illuminating the "dark side" of the Moon - often called the "old Moon in the new Moon's arms".

If you do manage to spot the ISS, don't forget to hi as I'm reliably informed that they wave as they pass over land smile


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Re: Nice naked-eye view of Venus and Jupiter tonight [Re: gingevans] #670283
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Hi i am looking east at the moment i can see a star/planet solo wich does not to appear white more orange in colour can this be mars all this is very exiting.

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It was a beautiful sight.

This website has a diary of what can be seen in the next few days for those intrested.
http://earthsky.org/tonight

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