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The Moon, Three Planets Appear Before Dawn

Mountain Skies

 

Last updated 2/17/2020 at 3:10pm



The Planets

As the fleet Mercury approaches the sun this week to pass by it next week, we are left in the evening with the beautiful Venus as the sole planet visible to the naked eye. You don’t have to try to find it these evenings as it is that beautiful beacon high in the southwest as the evening twilight fades. Venus is still standing higher each night and, by the end of the month, it will be a full 41° from the source of its brilliant light.

In the morning sky the moon plays a bit of dodgeball with three bright planets. Tomorrow morning, it will pass in front of, i.e., occult, t...



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