Planets at sunset

When the Sun goes down tonight, step outside and take a look southwest. A slender crescent Moon is fast approaching Venus for a good looking conjunction on New Years Eve.

Meanwhile, closer to the horizon, Mercury and Jupiter are converging for their own conjunction on 31st December.

skymap_north

There’s a lot going on in the sunset – take a look!

Advertisements

Posted on 29 December, 2008, in Astronomy News, Popular Science and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Planets at sunset.

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: