November 30th, 2002

caillebotte_man at his window

Venus and Luna

Venus is very bright again this morning, and closer to the moon. Since the moon is waning, and thus rising later each day, the two of them should be very close together in the hours before dawn tomorrow, and the next day. It would be an excellent time for someone with a good camera to get some pictures of them (hint, hint.) I simply don't have the equipment for it, myself. Once the sky begins to turn that deep blue of morning, the sight is surpassingly beautiful. Think about it. Even if you don't have a camera, go look at it. It's worth being awake for.
caillebotte_man at his window

Friendly Reminder

Sunday at 6:00 a.m., the waning crescent moon is 33 degrees south of east, 21 degrees above the horizon; Venus glows 1.3 degrees to the moon's right, Mars is 2 degrees to Venus' upper right.

Moonrise will be just after 2:30 a.m., and the best time for seeing (and taking pictures of) the conjunction will probably be right about 6:00 o'clock, though that will depend on where you are in your particular time zone. May your skies be clear!