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Venus and Jupiter, 2 Brightest Planets in Sky, Will Move Close Together for Breathtaking Viewing


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Agnes
- 919 days ago - space.com
Venus and Jupiter have been dancing toward each other in the night sky for months, and they'll finally come together this week in a dazzling show for skywatchers.



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Agnes N. (717)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 1:05 pm
Venus and Jupiter: how to spot them
 

Agnes N. (717)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 1:17 pm
See 5 Bright Planets in Night Sky—First Time in 8 Years
 

wolfNoFwdsPls a. (135)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 3:41 pm

SkyMap-screenshot with track of J & V from 01.03.2012 for ~1 month

made with Chris Marriott's (imho higjly recommendable) SKYMAP program (e.g. free version =win32-executable.zip, ~2.5 MB )

 

Freya H. (307)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 5:56 pm
Definitely not a sight to be missed! I've seen it several times already, and still enjoy the view.
 

Myron Scott (70)
Thursday March 15, 2012, 7:12 am
Same here as Freya> Last night the two were still very close and bright. Very nice sight. Thanks, Agnes.
 

Danielle S. (54)
Thursday March 15, 2012, 10:29 am
How beautiful!
 

Kathlene Lentz (31)
Thursday March 15, 2012, 12:24 pm
I will be out looking for them tonight!
 

Elizabeth P. (102)
Thursday March 15, 2012, 4:53 pm
What beauty, Thank you.
 

aj E. (164)
Thursday March 15, 2012, 6:18 pm
thx
 

Sue Matheson (71)
Thursday March 15, 2012, 6:59 pm
thanks
 

Cindy Black (61)
Thursday March 15, 2012, 8:58 pm
Of course here in Seattle, Washington, we've had nothing but rain, rain, rain, rain and more rain (oh, and did I mention c-c-c-cold too?!) all week. No Venus and Jupiter for US! But I hope the rest of you get to see them.
 

Gloria Morotti (14)
Thursday March 15, 2012, 9:13 pm
Cool.
 

Quanta Kiran (65)
Friday March 16, 2012, 3:41 am
Thanks.
 

Sam E M. (0)
Friday March 16, 2012, 4:02 am
Seen them the last two evenings. Wonderful. Could almost reach out and touch them.
Thanks for the article. :)
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Friday March 16, 2012, 6:24 am
Thanks for sharing.
 

. (0)
Friday March 16, 2012, 6:57 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Robert O. (12)
Friday March 16, 2012, 10:00 am
Thanks Agnes.
 

Agnes N. (717)
Friday March 16, 2012, 10:56 am
anyone watch Venus and Jupiter..??
last night sky so clear I watched Venus and Jupiter..so bright
Thanks to all Dear care2 friend for noted and coomment
have a happy Friday and weekend
 

William K. (328)
Saturday March 17, 2012, 8:24 am
California has decided to break its dry winter drought this week. Haven't been able to see the sky for weeks.
 

Carol H. (229)
Saturday March 17, 2012, 5:56 pm
noted, thank you Agnes
 

KS Goh (0)
Sunday March 18, 2012, 1:32 am
Thanks for the article.
 
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