29 November 2008

Jupiter Venus and a New Moon

A good chance to try to introduce some astronomy concepts to kids:

Despite the light pollution, Venus and Jupiter have been extremely easy to see the past few nights. They are getting closer and closer to each other and they will be joined by a cresent moon later this week. From downtown look towards Price Hill between 5 and 7pm and watch them set on the western horizon. Venus is the first starlike object visible in the sky while the sunset is still glowing.

2 comments:

distracted by shiny objects said...

I think the crescent moon will close by them tomorrow. Hubby just read it out loud to us not two minutes ago.

CityKin said...

Unfortunately I wrote this post and it proceeded to rain for 24 hours.