Wednesday, February 27, 2008

mercury and venus - together!

tomorrow morning about 45 minutes before sunrise, look to the east to see a very bright venus about 1.2 degrees below the usually-difficult-to-find planet mercury!

3 comments:

Chuck said...

I'm looking forward to your photographs!
;)

Ron said...

do you know how long Venus & Mercury will hold this alignment and be visible together in the morning sky?

astropixie said...

hey ron,

venus and mercury will remain very close this month culminating in a less-than-a-degree separation on march 24th! the challenge is that they sink lower on the horizon and closer to the sun (only 20 degrees away from the sun!) so they will be harder (if not impossible) to see at the end of march!

stay tuned!