This Week’s Sky: August 22nd-27th

Monday, August 22nd:  Jupiter and Venus continue their close dance in the sky. After sunset they rise 6˚ apart due west.  Venus is the the right of Jupiter.  We can’t forget about Mercury, positioned 4˚ to Jupiter’s lower left.  The Moon is 83% visible as a waning gibbous, with moonrise …

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Venus Shines Bright in the Night Sky

Sunrise holds the glimmering gem of the planet Venus this year from September to October. As the official beginning of autumn approaches, the magnitude brightness of the planet will only increase along with the sun rising later in the morning. Its intense brightness has caused some confusion among many spectators …

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