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Astronomy alert: Venus and Jupiter

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Astronomy alert: Venus and Jupiter

Tonight Venus and Jupiter will be very, very close together in the evening sky
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Re: Astronomy alert: Venus and Jupiter

It`s a big sky ! ! ! ....  Cheesy
so what direction and angle to look ?  Huh
i.e.    south west  about 25 degrees from horizontal ....  or similar directions would help....  Smiley
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Re: Astronomy alert: Venus and Jupiter

Towards the sunset - they will be visible very soon after the sun sets.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ppuCZR8Mkw
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Re: Astronomy alert: Venus and Jupiter

Thanks  Wink
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Re: Astronomy alert: Venus and Jupiter

Very visible in our back garden just after 10pm last night, low in the West. Venus brighter, just below and right of Jupiter.
Absolutely obvious I'd say as long as they're in your view.
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Re: Astronomy alert: Venus and Jupiter

Only "obvious" to those who know what they are looking AT..... and WHERE to be looking, and at the right time,.. .. .. in the first place....
A ""general scan"" around the sky, may not be obvious to the un-informed masses....  Huh
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Re: Astronomy alert: Venus and Jupiter

It was obvious that I meant obvious as in very visible, distinctive and obviously unusual and not normally there.
Prompted us to check, but obviously if you already knew about Jupiter and Venus.....  Grin
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Re: Astronomy alert: Venus and Jupiter

Lay your Micky Mouse watch on the ground in your garden with the winder pointing to where the Sun rises. When Micky's long arm is on the 10 to position look up about one coke bottle height when held at arms length. Be careful not to step on the watch.
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Re: Astronomy alert: Venus and Jupiter

Thanks @AA, finally someone who can explain astronomy in terms I can understand!
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Re: Astronomy alert: Venus and Jupiter

Damn...    Shocked   .. !   my mickey mouse watch is digital...  Sad  but I suppose I could use the grandfather clock from the  entrance  hall..... and should it be a 1 ltr or 2 ltr coke bottle ?
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Re: Astronomy alert: Venus and Jupiter

'Google Star Map' and other similar apps are useful for this kind of stuff for those with suitable tablets / smartphones etc.
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Re: Astronomy alert: Venus and Jupiter

Not much chance of seeing anything tonight.
Patchy cloud above but to the left and right about a quarter of the sky is covered in jet black clouds,
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Re: Astronomy alert: Venus and Jupiter

I can see them, fairly low in the north-west(ish), the big one is much brighter. Sky still a bit light, no'other stars' out yet (around 10:05pm).
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Re: Astronomy alert: Venus and Jupiter

Sky has just cleared here so a good view
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Re: Astronomy alert: Venus and Jupiter

Clear sky here...
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