Friday, January 29, 2016

Tonight's Sky for January 29: Venus Rises 2 Hours Ahead of the Sun

Want to see Venus, second planet from the Sun and third brightest object in the sky? Well, you'd better hurry up as the 'morning star' is sinking ever lower in the predawn sky to the point that it is now impossible to see the brilliant planet under a truly dark sky anymore. As the weeks progress, Venus will only get lower and lower until it reaches solar conjunction (and thus invisibility), which is set for June.

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