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  • Venus, Jupiter conjunction: The brightest planets to meet up in Monday morning sky

    11/13/2017 1:42:58 AM PST · by ETL · 28 replies
    AccuWeather.com ^ | November 12, 2017 | Brian Lada, AccuWeather meteorologist and staff writer
    Jupiter and Venus will pair up in the sky on Monday morning, shining brightly together shortly before sunrise. The two planets will appear so close together that they may look like they are just one bright star rather than two planets. This is the closest these two planets will appear all year, an astronomical event known as a conjunction. Venus and Jupiter may appear very close to each other in the morning sky, but they are actually more than 400 million miles away from each other. Venus and Jupiter will rise together about one hour before sunrise in the eastern...
  • Watch Venus Brush Past Saturn This Weekend

    01/04/2016 5:44:44 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    universetoday ^ | 01/01/2016 | ken dickenson
    The early morning sky is where the action is this first week of the year. We were out early this Monday morning as skies cleared over Central Florida on our yearly vigil for the Quadrantid meteors. Though only a handful of meteors graced the dawn skies, we were treated to a splendid line-up, including Jupiter, Mars, Spica, Antares, Saturn, Venus, the waning crescent Moon AND a fine binocular view of Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina. ... Venus and Saturn pass just 5' (that’s 1/6th the diameter of the Full Moon) apart on the morning of Saturday, January 9th. The conjunction (sometimes...
  • See The Star Of Bethlehem: Christís Second Coming Is Around The Corner

    06/29/2015 8:11:45 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 60 replies
    shoebat.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    When it comes to tomorrow, Christians need to think while watching the Star of Bethlehem which will appear after an absence of roughly 2000 years. Tomorrow (June 30th, 2015) the Star of Bethlehem will be making a return. Will this mean that the signs of the end is beginning to unfold? And what did this sign mean? Is it a time of joy or suffering or both? How could King Herod's own advisors have been unaware of a star so bright that it could have led the wise men to Jerusalem? According to Professor David Weintraub, this may be because...
  • Sun in the Way Will Affect Mars Missions in April

    03/27/2013 11:57:25 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    NASA ^ | 3/20/13
    Sun in the Way Will Affect Mars Missions in April This diagram illustrates the positions of Mars, Earth and the sun during a period that occurs approximately every 26 months, when Mars passes almost directly behind the sun from Earth's perspective. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech March 20, 2013 Mars Missions Status Report PASADENA, Calif. - The positions of the planets next month will mean diminished communications between Earth and NASA's spacecraft at Mars. Mars will be passing almost directly behind the sun, from Earth's perspective. The sun can easily disrupt radio transmissions between the two planets during that near-alignment. To prevent...
  • A Spectacular Conjunction of Jupiter and Venus [Waxing Crescent Moon, Too!]

    11/26/2008 8:04:45 PM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 9 replies · 942+ views
    University of Arizona ^ | November 27, 2008 | N/A
    Venus and Jupiter, the two normally brightest planets in our sky, are moving closer in skies worldwide, and will group in the most spectacular conjunction of two planets seen in several years at the end of November. The two reach just over 2 degrees apart in our sky on Nov. 29, and are slightly closer on Nov. 30. Until Dec. 1 (when the two planets lie nearly parallel), look for bright, whitish Jupiter in the southwestern sky above brighter Venus. Jupiter and Venus are both highest each evening in evening twilight but lose altitude early, setting in the west-southwest around...
  • Clear outside? Look to the east before sunup!

    11/05/2004 4:17:26 AM PST · by IonImplantGuru · 19 replies · 683+ views
    God | 11/05/2004 | IonImplantGuru
    Jupiter and Venus are in conjunction (next to each other in the sky, as viewed from Earth) today. They've swapped positions over the last 24 hours, so Jupiter is slightly above and to the left of Venus in the early morning sky above the eastern horizon. Take a break, drag yourself away from the keyboard and monitor. Toss on a jacket if it's cold out where you live, step outside and enjoy this sight. Mars is also visible a bit higher in the sky.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 12-04-02

    12/03/2002 11:14:19 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 3 replies · 222+ views
    NASA ^ | 12-04-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 December 4 Moon, Mars, Venus, and Spica Credit & Copyright: Larry Koehn Explanation: Gliding toward today's total eclipse of the Sun, the crescent Moon has been rising early, just before dawn. And as a prelude to its close solar alignment, the Moon also completed a lovely celestial triangle, closing with bright planets Mars and Venus on the morning of December 1. While the total solar eclipse can...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 6-25-02

    06/25/2002 1:08:21 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 5 replies · 260+ views
    NASA ^ | 6-25-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 June 25 Venus and Jupiter Over Belfast Credit: Peter Paice Explanation: Venus and Jupiter appeared to glide right past each other earlier this month. In a slow day-by-day march, Jupiter sank into the sunset horizon while Venus remained high and bright. The conjunction ended the five-planet party visible over the last two months. Jupiter, of course, is much further away from the Earth and Sun than Venus,...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 6-19-02

    06/18/2002 9:18:46 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 15 replies · 259+ views
    NASA ^ | 6-19-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 June 19 The Moon & Venus Over Geneva Credit & Copyright: Gregory Giuliani (AstroImagine) Explanation: The Moon, fresh from a biting encounter with the Sun last week, appeared next to threaten Venus. The waxing Moon appeared to glide right past, however, just a few degrees away. Venus, of course, is much further away from the Earth than the Moon, so the passing was really just an angular...