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Old 03-14-2012, 07:42 PM   #1
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Default Planets in the sky

Right now (march 2012) Jupiter and Venus are very close together and very bright. They look like headlights in the sky and with decent glass you can see the bands on Jupiter. Just go outside within 4 hours after sunset and look west, as long as it isn't cloudy you can't miss them. Also, the redish bright planet to the east is mars.

Just thought I would let everyone know as the venus/jupiter conjunction won't happen again for years and mars won't be this bright again for a while either.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:55 PM   #2
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Cool, gonna get the kids and there telescopes together.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:26 PM   #3
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I have seen them when I leave for work. They are very bright. I was wondering what I was looking at. Thanks.
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Yup, it's a great time to view planets. Jupiter is great because you can easily view four of its moons with a small scope. A big scope lets you see some detail on Mars.
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wow, thanks. I was wondering. I am far from an astronomer but i spend many hours looking up at the sky.

I can tell you the big and little dipper and mars......after that i am LOST!
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If you have an android phone, this a great app to fun outside looking at the night sky.

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