Letter: Planetary conjunction in the evening sky


By on Wed, November 26, 2008

Planetary conjunction, created with Starry Night software.

If you’ve gazed west after sunset, you’ve probably seen two bright lights converging over the last month or so. These are the planets Venus and Jupiter, with Venus being the brighter one.

On November 30 and December 1 the planets will be about a finger width apart. As a special bonus, they will be joined by the new crescent moon. Luckily, this time, the weather forecast looks good for those two nights.

Have fun.

Ric Lohman