Month: August 2018

Many Planets on Display at Dusk (~9 pm)

As you can see from the slideshow below, several planets will be on display for the next two weeks.  Venus Jupiter, Saturn and Mars will be visible, Earth weather permitting, at Dusk until September 10, 2018.  Venus eventually fades from view as it nears the horizon and begins to show its dark side.  Our Moon will travers the planets during the ten days, but the travels past the horizon beginning on August 10th. From August 10th on, we have an excellent opportunity to view multiple planets in the night sky with minimal light interference from the Moon.

So, tonight, take you kid out, and look up at the sky.  You should be able to identify the planets as they will be the brightest in the sky.

Jay C. "Jazzy_J" Theriot

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Night at a Glance - Solar System - 8/16 to 9/15

The following slideshow identifies the solar system objects which should be visible in the sky over the next month.

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