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Venus Shines Even Brighter And Higher This Month

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Last updated 3/2/2020 at 3:23pm

The Planets

While Venus doesn’t sing soprano, this beautiful planet is certainly the prima donna in our evening sky this month. Having passed behind the sun in superior conjunction back on Aug.13, she is approaching earth as she swings around the sun. She is now on the east side of the sun as viewed from earth and so is our “Evening Star” in the west after sunset. As she approaches us, she appears larger and brighter, especially when viewed through a telescope or even a pair of binoculars. If you try this, notice what Galileo saw about four centuries ago; Venus shows phases. As sh...



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