Thursday, March 22, 2012
Dance of the Planets II, Venus, Jupiter and the Crescent Moon 25-27 March
If you have been watching Venus and Jupiter over the past few weeks (see here, here and here), you will have seen them draw close together and then start moving apart. Starting Sunday 25th March the crescent Moon joins then for a rather beautiful line-up, which is best on Monday the 26th when the Moon is directly between Venus and Jupiter.
If you look to the west between half an hour and an hour after sunset you will have the best views, especially if you have a level, unobstructed western horizon.