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Check out Tonight's Sky
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Posted on 03/26/2012 6:51:41 PM PDT by Noob1999

Check out tonight's sky!

Hopefully it's clear in your area, and the sharp waning moon has a super bright Venus at its five o'clock; and the very bright Jupitor at its six o'clock and lower in the sky.

Georgeous!


TOPICS: Astronomy; Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: lookupinthesky
Check it out. Hopefully it's clear skys in your area
1 posted on 03/26/2012 6:51:45 PM PDT by Noob1999
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To: Noob1999

Absolutely wonderful.
The skies have been gorgeous in the last few weeks.


2 posted on 03/26/2012 6:54:45 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: Noob1999

yo noob. you WOW?


3 posted on 03/26/2012 6:57:38 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: Noob1999

Clear in Alabama! Gazed in awe and appreciate knowing exactly what I was seeing - other than God’s BEAUTIFUL CREATION!


4 posted on 03/26/2012 7:00:47 PM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: Noob1999

Venus, Jupiter, Mercury, Mars and Saturn were all visible this month if you’d known where to look. Although Venus and Jupiter were the easiest to spot.


5 posted on 03/26/2012 7:02:50 PM PDT by risen_feenix
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To: Noob1999

Just did! How awesomely beautiful! Calm evening; clear skies; nice temperature. Lovely! Simply lovely here in the great Upstate of SC!


6 posted on 03/26/2012 7:08:36 PM PDT by nfldgirl
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To: Noob1999
Yes, Venus is very bright tonight.
7 posted on 03/26/2012 7:10:11 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Noob1999

Hey, are you listening in on us over here? I had just been hunting the binoculars because I had went out and noticed how beautiful the sky was. :) I always keep the binoculars in one spot and they are not there.

It’s too much trouble to make the mister drag out the telescope and set it up (works graveyard). I don’t mess with the telescope— he gets fussy about his telescope and I don’t want to hear it. :p

Absolutely a gorgeous night sky!


8 posted on 03/26/2012 7:12:56 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Noob1999

Clear skies here, and the scene is gorgeous! Mars and Saturn also looking good on the other side of the sky. A great night to have a decent set of binoculars!


9 posted on 03/26/2012 7:15:13 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Noob1999
Yes, beautiful sight here--remarkable how much further apart Venus and Jupiter are compared to a few nights ago.

It's a waxing moon here--are you in the Southern hemisphere?

10 posted on 03/26/2012 7:16:49 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

..........It’s a waxing moon here...........

Thanks - what’s a waxing vs waning moon?? As a lifelong sailor, I should know, but I’ve been too busy looking at my nighttime compass :<)


11 posted on 03/26/2012 7:23:30 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: smokingfrog

“Yeah, but have yeh seen anythin’, Ronan? Anythin’ unusual?”

“Mars is bright tonight. Unusually bright”


12 posted on 03/26/2012 7:29:44 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1161 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Noob1999; ntnychik; dixiechick2000

Saw it - down here in south Texas, and it is just beautiful.
They are just so bright and ‘glowing’.


13 posted on 03/26/2012 7:34:33 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: Noob1999

Absolutely gorgeous in the AZ sky! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.


14 posted on 03/26/2012 7:34:54 PM PDT by azishot
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To: Irenic
I always keep the binoculars in one spot. . .

Oops, can't say that anymore.

15 posted on 03/26/2012 7:35:25 PM PDT by Misterioso ( The difference between stupidity and intelligence is that intelligence has its limits)
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To: risen_feenix

I’ve seen all but Mercury, ain’t happening here in Dallas.

Mars is very orangey at the moment. I dragged She Who Must Be Obeyed out into the street a couple of weeks ago to see the sky, Venus and Jupiter were quite spectacular. Even from our viewing area.


16 posted on 03/26/2012 7:35:53 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: null and void
I just left Spock's birthday party.

Haven't seen anything unusual since then, though...


17 posted on 03/26/2012 7:39:03 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Noob1999

Yeah, thought that was very cool, too.


18 posted on 03/26/2012 7:42:05 PM PDT by gotribe
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To: Noob1999

Yeah, thought that was very cool, too.


19 posted on 03/26/2012 7:42:25 PM PDT by gotribe
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To: Noob1999

A beautiful clear and cool night here in Winchester, CA. Thanks for that.


20 posted on 03/26/2012 7:42:54 PM PDT by Doob ("My mass x my velocity = your A**" - Early Cuyler)
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To: Noob1999

My bride and I follow the celestial orbs closely each evening. One of us will look up to see their relative positions and ultimately say, “there’s Uranus.”


21 posted on 03/26/2012 7:44:55 PM PDT by brewcrew (Life is tough. It's tougher if you're stupid. --John Wayne)
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To: Noob1999; lyby; risen_feenix; smokingfrog; KoRn
I've been watching Venus and Jupiter for about three months now - they were pretty close to each other a month ago.

I use Stellarium (very good, and free) to keep me informed as to what's coming in the skies. It takes a bit of poking on it to get it set up, but it is well worth the time.

22 posted on 03/26/2012 7:45:54 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Noob1999
Don't forget Orion the Hunter, on the ecliptic, left of the Moon.


23 posted on 03/26/2012 7:50:44 PM PDT by HighWheeler
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To: Noob1999
Waxing = increasing, getting bigger.
Waning = decreasing, getting smaller.

That's why the full moon is so bright...all that waxing for 14 nights.

24 posted on 03/26/2012 7:56:04 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Noob1999

Just went out and looked at it. Definitely beautiful. Got the kids(B20, G17) out there to see it to. Thanks


25 posted on 03/26/2012 8:06:15 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: Ron C.

KStars is a free program for linux.

There are also some pretty cool planetarium apps you can get for your Apple or Android phone.


26 posted on 03/26/2012 8:06:29 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog
I just left Spock's birthday party.

...dem dar Vulcans sure do live long and prosper!

27 posted on 03/26/2012 8:07:26 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: HighWheeler
        I think I see Beetlejuice.
28 posted on 03/26/2012 8:17:33 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Noob1999
I just took out the trash. I thought I was looking at the mother ship beside the moon (Not really.).

Venus: The queen of UFOs

29 posted on 03/26/2012 8:21:32 PM PDT by Daaave ("You Nexus, huh? I design your eyes.")
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To: Noob1999

From North Houston all I can see is the moon and, I guess, Venus. Must be too many city lights.


30 posted on 03/26/2012 8:21:32 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( "It happened. And we let it happen. - Peter Griffin, Family Guy)
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To: Doob

‘A beautiful cool and clear night______’

Ditto here in Ventura County, Calif.
Seen right from our front door! Alerted 3 daughters and their families in the county.
Should also alert daughter and family in Colorado - - - texting . . .

Thanks, FR!


31 posted on 03/26/2012 8:22:52 PM PDT by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING O U R TROOPS)
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To: Noob1999

Socked in in Bay area. No moon.


32 posted on 03/26/2012 8:23:56 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Noob1999

>> “Thanks - what’s a waxing vs waning moon??” <<

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Waxing = getting bigger, Waning = getting smaller.
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33 posted on 03/26/2012 8:29:03 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Noob1999

Gorgeous in Colorado .


34 posted on 03/26/2012 8:36:41 PM PDT by katykelly
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To: katykelly; a fool in paradise

Can’t see nothing but the flashing lights of the one armed bandits here in Reno! I’ll have to check things out by the Mustang Ranch where I’m headed.


35 posted on 03/26/2012 8:41:09 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: potlatch

I was out picking my spring flowers before the hard freeze hits tonight. The sky was so beautiful at dusk. I called my daughter, who took the little ones out to see.


36 posted on 03/26/2012 8:48:21 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: HighWheeler

It’s been great to see winter constellations in summer evening weather!

My favorite sight in the sky is Orion in the west at dusk, meaning, spring is here!


37 posted on 03/26/2012 8:48:28 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: HighWheeler

Boy is that beautiful. I can really ‘see’ Orion the Hunter in that photo.

Az does have a lovely clear sky. I like a fool tried to photograph it with my digital camera, uhhh flash no light up universe.


38 posted on 03/26/2012 8:53:13 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: ntnychik

I’m sorry about the freeze after all your flowers started blooming nit! That’s a true shame.....


39 posted on 03/26/2012 10:12:15 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: brewcrew

............One of us will look up to see their relative positions and ultimately say, “there’s Uranus.”............

I can only hope that you, not your bride, are able to check that out!


40 posted on 03/26/2012 10:41:34 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Ron C.

Thanks! I’ll have to check that out.

I’ve been using StarWalk and SolarWalk on the iPad. Will be nice having something on the desktop to play with!


41 posted on 03/26/2012 10:57:53 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: potlatch

Everyone enjoying the beautiful March spring up here knew we’d have to pay for it. It could wipe out the fruit crop this year.


42 posted on 03/26/2012 11:06:33 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: potlatch

Potlatch...I live in Oregon...the land of cloudy skies. lol

I’m glad you saw it, and enjoyed it. ;o)


43 posted on 03/26/2012 11:34:20 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: ntnychik

[It could wipe out the fruit crop this year.]

Lets pray that doesn’t happen!


44 posted on 03/27/2012 3:35:53 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: dixiechick2000

I didn’t realize that - about the cloudy skies.
The sky seemed darker than ever but I think it was because of the brilliance of the stars.


45 posted on 03/27/2012 3:38:13 PM PDT by potlatch
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