21
FEB
2015

Venus, Mars and a Crescent Moon February 2015

February 2015 sees a beautiful trio of celestial objects in the evening sky as Venus, Mars and a crescent moon all gather together over the western horizon. Best dates to see all three together are between Friday 20th February and Sunday 22nd February 2015. Venus is the easiest of the
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30
JAN
2015

Follow Venus as the Western Evening Star in 2015

A Conjunction of Venus, Jupiter and the Moon by Neal Simpson Venus makes a stunning impact on our evening skyscape through the first seven months of 2015. You’ll see our closest planetary neighbour hanging over the western horizon as a dazzling bright white evening star shortly
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08
JUL
2014

Catch Bright Venus and Mercury Ahead of July’s Rising Sun

Early risers in July this year might notice a bright light rising over the north-east horizon just as it starts to get light at around 3am. Thankfully it is no alien invasion, but is in fact the planet Venus. Other than the Moon Venus is the brightest object in the early morning sky t
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03
MAR
2014

Catch Bright Venus at Sunrise in March

March 2014 is a great time to catch Venus in the morning sky. It rises 60 minutes ahead of sunrise in the SE, and shines with immense brilliance in dawn’s weak light. As the March morning Sun pushes up towards the horizon so Venus rises higher into the sky in the South East. At
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02
NOV
2013

Brilliant Venus Shines as an Evening Star In November and December

Venus continues to dazzle low in the southwest evening sky during November and December 2013. It’s hard to miss, shining at a brilliant -4.5 magnitude about 10-degrees above the southwestern horizon shortly after sunset. Look for it 20-minutes after sundown in the November and D
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01
SEP
2013

Venus Shines as a Brilliant Evening Star in the September Twilight

Venus continues to shine as a brilliant evening star low towards the south-western horizon after sunset in September 2013. Choose a high ground location with unobstructed views out to your west and southwest to catch a glimpse of our closest planetary neighbour. Venus should come into
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01
JUL
2013

Venus Shines as a Bright Evening Star in the Western Sky this July

Venus shines as a bright evening star on the western horizon shortly after sunset this July. Look for a dazzling bright white point of light in the twilight sky 30 minutes after sun down. As the July evening twilight grows deeper so Venus becomes more obvious against the darkening sky
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01
JUN
2013

Venus and Mercury Dazzle After Sunset in June 2013

Venus shines as a brilliant evening star low on the northwestern horizon shortly after sunset in June. You’ll need to be on high ground with a good view towards the west and northwest, or have a flat horizon towards that direction to enjoy the spectacle. Look for Venus about 30 minute
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16
MAY
2013

Triple Planet Conjunction at the End of May 2013

Image of Venus and Jupiter Conjunction by Lorenzo Andrioli The second half of May this year sees three planets drift into the same part of the sky. Look to the West and Northwest horizon about an hour after sunset from mid month onwards to see the triple act take shape.  The conjuncti
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