Sunday, July 10, 2011

Venus Waves Goodbye to the North America Until Autumn

Although sad, but true, Venus will not be greeting us anymore as the morning sky opened four lovely planets March through May. As May went and gone, Venus slipped lower and lower, until now; is not visible. Let us say goodbye to the 'goddess of love' through this remembrance photo-drama and past-year's events. But mind you, Venus will return to the nighttime sky in autumn; Venus isn't gone for good!

Venus in January 2011

Venus in the daytime, in January

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Here is a beautiful picture of the moon and Venus, (by NASA) both crescents in the daytime. 

Venus and the Moon on March 1, 2011

A month later, around April 1 2011. You can see how dramatic Venus' sinking is - even this early!

Then, on April 1, Venus and the moon were side-by-side.

See picture credits on page above.

Now, Jupiter is sailing up, and Venus, Mars and Mercury descend. Mercury (as of July 8) is in the evening sky. 

Now, Venus has sunk and should be out of view. Where you are, you might be able to see it. If you're in the Northern Hemisphere and can still see it, Venus will be gone before you know it. Goodbye Venus!

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