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Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Venus Visits the Moon

Venus and the crescent Moon shine over the rooftops in the morning. The Red triangle of Mars, Betelgeuse and Aldebaran shines to the right of them (click to embiggen to see the triangle).

This morning is a good opportunity to see Venus in the daylight. Just look for the crescent Moon and Venus will pop out above it (make sure the Sun is hidden by something big and solid like a wall or building, and never look directly at the Sun)

Close up showing Earthshine and the lunar maria.

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