Monday, September 05, 2005

Venus and the Virgin

The sky show continues tonight on the western horizon after sunset with Spica, the alpha star of Virgo the Virgin, shining less than two degrees southwest (down and to the left) of Venus. Jupiter is about four degrees to the right. For those with a clear view to the west, a very young new moon is just above the horizon and will set by about a quarter after 8 o'clock local time. The Moon will be right in the midst of this grouping tomorrow night 30-45 minutes after the Sun goes down.

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