Sunday, March 22, 2015

Tonight's Sky for March 22: Moon Meets Venus

New to astronomy? Want to see the planet Venus but don't know where to look? Well, it's your lucky night as the Moon will be right next to Venus just after sunset low in the Western sky. .

To see Venus, just go out before sunrise and look West. The Moon is, of course, impossible to miss. As for Venus, it's that bright 'star' right next to Luna. The way to tell that Venus is a planet? Unlike stars, doesn't twinkle thanks to the fact that it shines from reflected light.

In a binoculars, Venus looks far brighter than with the naked eye. In a telescope, Venus shows phases just like our Moon!

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