Wednesday, January 30, 2008

jupiter and venus under your finger!

this friday morning... feb 1, 2008... get up early and go outside! the very bright "morning star," venus, and the very large and bright planet, jupiter, are creeping closer to each other these days! they will be closest this friday morning with a separation of less than one degree!.... that means they will both be covered by one finger when you hold it out at arms length! here are a couple maps to help you find you way. look to the southeast at dawn....

the morning light should provide a perfect photographic setting! here's an image i saw at NASA's science site taken by Thierry Demange in france on january 23.

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