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Venus and Saturn together

8 Sep 2013, 00:00 UTC
Venus and Saturn together
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The moon and Venus will have another one of their famous close calls on the evening of September 8. This one is a little more special than most. Venus is just above the bright star Spica, although the planet is much brighter. Above the moon and Venus is Saturn. You can see this stunning sight as darkness sets in after sunset. Look in the west. Continue reading →

¡SkyCaramba! Weekly astronomy blog for the week ending September 14, 2013
The moon and Venus will have another one of their famous close calls on the evening of September 8. This one is a little more special than most. Venus is just above the bright star Spica, although the planet is much brighter. Above the moon and Venus is Saturn. You can see this stunning sight as darkness sets in after sunset. Look in the west.
The moon is about 235,000 miles or 377,000 km away. It’s moving around the earth and rather quickly. So if you can’t see this arrangement Sunday night, you may try a view that’s not quite as good the next night. Two nights later, the moon will be much farther away. But while the moon is leaving ...

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