Friday, April 02, 2010

Venus & Mercury in the evening sky

For those into astronomy it's a good time to be out looking at planets, with Mars and Saturn up there in the night sky, and Jupiter towards morning.

Also look out in the evening, as you can see both Venus and Mercury in the western sky - pretty sure that's what's in the photo above (plus of course a plane). Worth getting a bit chilly standing outside with camera and binoculars, though have just rewarded self with the astronomer's friend, namely a nice cup of hot chocolate.

More about what to see in the sky during April can be found here.

Also a neat solar system simulator over at JPL here.


Baydog said...

I'm your Venus, I'm your fire, it's your desire

Carol Anne said...

Venus and Mars, they're all right tonight.

JP said...

Seems like there's something about planets that brings out the poet in us.

Like Keats:

"Then I felt like some watcher of the skies
When a new planet swims into his ken..."