Planets in the sky

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Cory2, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. Cory2

    Cory2 New Member

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    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.
     
  2. one_crazy_dude

    one_crazy_dude New Member

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    Cool, gonna get the kids and there telescopes together.
     

  3. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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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.
     
  4. bkt

    bkt New Member

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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.
     
  5. fmj

    fmj New Member

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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!
     
  6. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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