Take a look at Venus in the next couple of days if you can. Don't wait too long as Venus is rapidly approaching the Sun. This ugly picture was taken on Monday afternoon when it was about 12 degrees from the Sun. A telescopic look is much better. It reminds me of a solar eclipse about 2 minutes before totality. Be sure to approach the eyepiece with caution if your telescope isn't aligned properly! http://www.astroverde.org/images/Venus-May-28-Cropped.jpg JD Maddy -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.