Thursday, January 29, 2009
Venus in Daylight 30 January 2009
Venus is bright enough to be seen in daylight, but can be hard to find. On Friday 30 January Venus is just two fingerwidths above the crescent Moon making it much easier to find.
You should wait until the late afternoon, when Venus and the Moon are reasonably high. Make sure the Sun is hidden behind a building or wall or something substantial, so you cannot accidentally damage your eyesight.
The Moon will be around 44 degrees north from the Sun (around
Later in the evening, the pairing of the crescent moon and Venus will be quite beautiful.
It is fun to spot it and more fun to show it to other non astronomer. They never believe it is a planet...