Archive for the tag 'Venus'

… or is it a planet?

8 Comments CherryPie on Jan 3rd 2017

…Two planets and a star

Venus, Jupiter and Regulus shining bright in the sky.

Brilliant Venus in west from dusk until mid-to-late evening. Venus – the brightest planet and third-brightest sky object overall (after the sun and moon) – reaches its greatest elongation in the western sky on June 6. That means it is at its farthest from [...]

15 Comments CherryPie on Jun 23rd 2015

…or is it a planet…

Three planets are clearly visible at nightfall this month: Venus, Jupiter and Saturn. Mercury is fading – whereas Mars has already disappeared – into the glare of sunset.
Evening planets in May 2015
Brilliant Venus in west from dusk until late evening
Fading Mars lost in the glare of sunset
Bright Jupiter from dusk until [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 1st 2015

NASA photo from Wiki.
The latest edition of  National Geographic Magazine has brought to my attention that on the 5th and 6th June Venus will align with the Earth and sun for the last time until 2117.  The transit will be visible over North America, Asia, Oceania and most of Europe.

14 Comments CherryPie on May 3rd 2012

18 Comments CherryPie on Mar 27th 2012