Venus in the Morning Sky, 2018-2019 — When the Curves Line Up

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‘Venus returns to the morning sky in late 2018 and shines from the eastern sky until the middle of summer 2019. The photo above (Figure 1) shows Venus on September 17, 2017, during the last morning appearance. During this appearance Venus has conjunctions with Jupiter and Saturn, and a close approach to Mercury…’

Figure 1: Venus shines in the morning sky with a crescent moon on September 17, 2017 Bookmark this page to return to it follow the progress of Venus in the morning sky, For readers wanting a detailed and more technical description of the appearance, click here. Venus returns to the morning sky in late 2018 […]

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2018, July: See Five Planets and Mars Opposition — When the Curves Line Up

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Click here for the blog’s table of contents Look for 5 planets during the month. From mid-northern latitudes, they are not visible simultaneously. Look for Mercury about 30 minutes after sunset with binoculars, then wait for Mars to cross the southeastern horizon. Four bright planets then span the sky from Mars to Venus. Mars reaches […]

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