Friday, June 6, 2014

Tonight's Sky for June 6: Venus Rises 2 Hours Before the Sun

Look for Venus in the predawn sky.

Well, this isn't exclusive to the 6th, but something worth noting: Venus rises about 2 hours ahead of the Sun today, and for that matter, all month. To see Venus, simply look East in the dawn sky. See that bright 'star' low in the sky? That's Venus. Have a telescope? Even better, as, even at low powers, you will be able to see that Venus is not round, but exhibits a phase similar to the Moon (which changes as Venus orbits the Sun). 

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