Jupiter, Venus meetup in evening sky....

  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 21, 2012 1:09 AM GMT
    I know astronomy isn't something that is terribly appealing to most here on RJ, but we are about to have a "planetary alignment" in our evening sky that we don't see very often..... at all.

    Jupiter and Venus, the two brightest planets in our sky (except for Mars when approaching opposition) can easily be seen in the western sky now... Venus, the brighter one at magnitude -4.3 and Jupiter, higher in the sky, straight east at about -2.5. From our line of sight, Jupiter is moving west each evening and Venus, closer to the sun than we are, is apparently close to "stationary" over the next month. Soon the two will be very close... in about 3 weeks.
    It happens very rarely... so check it out. In about a week the crescent moon will add to the equation.

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    Feb 21, 2012 1:31 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidIf you have a droid, you can download Google Skymap and point your phone at the sky and see the names of the stars and planets and where they are


    My partner has a droid, I heard that was available... Pretty awesome!
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    Feb 21, 2012 2:22 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidIf you have a droid, you can download Google Skymap and point your phone at the sky and see the names of the stars and planets and where they are
    Too bad it won't teleport me to them. It would be nice to see intelligent life for a change. icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 21, 2012 2:44 AM GMT
    Aha! Planet of Love meets Planet of Luck!

    ...this should prove interesting.
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    Feb 21, 2012 2:46 AM GMT
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    Feb 21, 2012 3:24 AM GMT
    aha, in three weeks I shall be in North America icon_biggrin.gif

    And how on earth do you think we dont like astronomy ? lol.. Ive noticed those two planets coming together for two weeks already ;)
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    Feb 21, 2012 4:00 AM GMT
    GreenHopper saidaha, in three weeks I shall be in North America icon_biggrin.gif

    And how on earth do you think we dont like astronomy ? lol.. Ive noticed those two planets coming together for two weeks already ;)



    Agreed. To the planet comment. This is a pretty cool thing
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    Feb 21, 2012 4:12 AM GMT
    It's the perfect astrological alignment for lonely episodes of Grey's Anatomy and masturbation.
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    Feb 21, 2012 4:16 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidI know astronomy isn't something that is terribly appealing to most here on RJ, but we are about to have a "planetary alignment" in our evening sky that we don't see very often..... at all.

    Jupiter and Venus, the two brightest planets in our sky (except for Mars when approaching opposition) can easily be seen in the western sky now... Venus, the brighter one at magnitude -4.3 and Jupiter, higher in the sky, straight east at about -2.5. From our line of sight, Jupiter is moving west each evening and Venus, closer to the sun than we are, is apparently close to "stationary" over the next month. Soon the two will be very close... in about 3 weeks.
    It happens very rarely... so check it out. In about a week the crescent moon will add to the equation.

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    Yes....an awesome sight to behold too icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 21, 2012 4:16 AM GMT
    meninlove said Aha! Planet of Love meets Planet of Luck!

    ...this should prove interesting.


    indeed. icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif
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    Feb 21, 2012 4:18 AM GMT
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