[AZ-Observing] Jupiter and Venus converging

  • From: Joe Orman <joe.orman@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: AZ-Observing mailing list <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 01:48:54 -0800 (PST)

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
 

 
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