Friday, October 12, 2007

saturn, venus and regulus

if youre an early riser, look to the east tomorrow (friday) morning as the sun rises. the very bright planet venus makes a triangle with a fainter planet saturn and the star regulus, of the constellation Leo.

this alignment will remain in nearly this configuration for a little while, but see if you can notice the movement of the planets relative to each other and regulus over the next few mornings. while regulus's position is relatively constant, the planets move around the sun in the same way the earth does, so they move much more quickly across the sky.


Chuck said...

Weren't those three together in the evening sky just a couple of months ago?

astropixie said...

youre right! they were up together in the early evening sky in june. good observation and memory!

i'll write more about this today or this weekend!