Thursday, January 15, 2009

A very bright Goddess

Go out and enjoy the planet Venus. She is amazingly bright right now. From the Jan 14th edition from

...HOURS OF VENUS: Today and for the rest of the week, Venus is at maximum elongation (greatest apparent distance) from the sun. This means the silvery planet is "up" for more than three hours after sunset. Go outside after dark, face south, and take a long look. Venus is so bright it outshines city lights and even pierces thin clouds. The view through a backyard telescope may surprise you. Check for images and more information.

Yewtree sent me an interesting link about the "ashen" light of Venus. Keen observers have noted this phenomena from time to time.

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