Wednesday, February 11, 2009

star gazing

Have you been seeing a super bright star in the western evening sky lately? I saw it 2 nights ago and it stopped me in my tracks. At first I thought it was a plane, but it was too bright and not moving. I got the binoculars, but I couldn't focus very well. It was kind of exciting, and when I asked Art he calmly informed me "oh yes....that's Venus".

I did a little Google. Found some interesting stuff. On Feb.27, the moon and Venus will appear next to each other, so I'll be out there with the telescope and my camera (you never know).


Denise E said...

I've been noticing that planet all winter. It seems to be extra bright this year. I don't know anything about the stars but it sure shines bright.

My Little Corner said...

We can see a really bright one in the south east in the early evening that I think is a planet too but it's really tough to tell in the city and with the naked eye.