Thursday, November 27, 2008

Venus & Jupiter

Don't know if you've noticed but Venus and Jupiter, which are the brightest objects in the night sky after the moon, are appearing one on top of the other in the southwest as the sky begins to grow dark. Venus is the brighter of the two. Jupiter is above it. They set around 8 p.m. I noticed them a few nights ago, knew they were planets, but which ones?? So, off to one of my favorite websites - StarDate online. I always check out the moon phases on this site. They have a wealth of information. According to the Weekly Stargazing Tips page, Venus and Jupiter will join the crescent moon on Nov. 30th and continue to change positions over the next few days. Don't you just love looking at the night sky?