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Have you looked up towards the SSW near the horizon tonight?

Asked by gailcalled (54575points) November 21st, 2008

If you have clear skies and good seeing, Jupiter and Venus are glittering at sunset all week. They will be only 2.4 degrees apart Nov. 29 – Dec.1. Venus is lower in sky.

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gailcalled's avatar

Here are the star maps for the mid-latitudes in the US. It is glorious here; http://www.skyandtelescope.com/letsgo/whatsuptonight/34887304.html

jrpowell's avatar

I haven’t, but I will once the sun fades in a few hours. And we have clears skies so I might dig out the binoculars.

gailcalled's avatar

You need only moderate magnification and a wider field of view than for birding or sporting events. Try resting your wrists on a railing or top of car or open window to keep the wobble down. Later on tonight, look at the sword and belt of Orion with the binocs.

SoapChef's avatar

Thanks Gail. I will be on the lookout.

loser's avatar

Cool! Thanks for the heads up!!!

chyna's avatar

I saw that, but didn’t know what I was looking at.

eambos's avatar

Long Island has too much light pollution. I can’t wait until I’m up in the mountains next month; the skies are always so amazing.

SoapChef's avatar

Rats! I just went for a walk, clear all day but clouded over this evening. Zero visibilty. There is always tommorrow night. :0)

susanc's avatar

Saw Orion’s Belt and the beautiful elusive Pleiades last night between the high rushing clouds.

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