Saturday, May 19, 2007

Celestial happening

This evening, just after sunset, look westward. Venus and the
small sliver of a crescent moon will be about a degree apart, a beautiful pairing of
the two brightest objects in the night sky. The event will be visible even
from brightly lit cities and through thin clouds.
After the sky darkens, you'll also be able to see
Castor and Pollux, the brightest stars of Gemini, just above.

Sky map here. And a more aesthetically appealing graphic here.

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