The Bright ‘Stars’, Actually Planets, Over New Hampshire, December 2013 — Venus To Begin With, Then Jupiter.
…by Anura Guruge
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Underlying ‘star’ charts extracted from neave.com/planetarium/
Early on in the ‘evening’ close to the Moon, in the Southwest, is Venus
— very big and bright.
Two days ago we had the perfect ‘Moon trying to eat Venus’ conjunction
(the ‘crescent and star‘ symbol that appears on Islamic flags).
Later on at night, STARTING in the East,
it is Jupiter.
But, as we spin around, everything in the night sky moves from East to West.
So during the night Jupiter will swing from East to West —
as the two images above show.
Every night around 10:45, before starting my 3rd shift, I take the dogs out.
In the Winter I always look up, towards the East, to see Jupiter.
During the Winter, night-by-night, Jupiter will be, at the same time, say 10:45, further West.
That is because we are all going around the Sun …
Neptune, Uranus and Pluto are up there too — BUT, not naked eye visible. OK?