Each evening this month I've been watching the beautiful sight of Jupiter and Venus getting closer to each other. Be sure to look on the evenings on November 30 and December 1, when they'll appear only a couple of degrees apart -- and will be joined by the crescent moon! Sky maps from spaceweather.com: http://spaceweather.com/images2008/30nov08/skymap_30nov08.gif http://spaceweather.com/images2008/01dec08/skymap_01dec08.gif Entry from my Sky Almanac: December 1 (evening): Venus 4 degrees to lower right of crescent Moon (occultation for Europe, Africa), in SW after sunset. Jupiter 2 degrees to upper right of Venus. http://joeorman.shutterace.com/Almanac2008.html --Joe Orman -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.