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Bravo
01-01-2009, 04:51 AM
it's the bright spot under the moon. mercury is above the moon, but it's a bit too faint to see with the naked eye over here.

Kitrianna
01-01-2009, 04:53 AM
Saw Jupiter earlier tonight. Thought it might have been a satellite :tongue

Bravo
01-01-2009, 04:54 AM
it's not as big as scientists like to pretend.

definitely smaller than the moon.

"biggest planet"? :rolleyes:

Kitrianna
01-01-2009, 04:55 AM
It's not the size that counts, it's how you use it ;)

jvc
01-01-2009, 04:56 AM
Too cloudy here to see anything except, well, clouds.

Kitrianna
01-01-2009, 04:57 AM
Would you like me to go get a picture for you Jed?

scarletpeaches
01-01-2009, 04:57 AM
I will not make a joke about looking at Uranus.

I. Will. Not.

*gags self and leaves thread*

jvc
01-01-2009, 04:58 AM
Would you like me to go get a picture for you Jed?
Could you? that would be nice :D

Kitrianna
01-01-2009, 04:58 AM
:roll: poor scarlet.

jvc
01-01-2009, 04:58 AM
I will not make a joke about looking at Uranus.

I. Will. Not.

*gags self and leaves thread*
This year is looking up already :D

Darzian
01-01-2009, 04:59 AM
I thought it was Venus.

No star is visible through the clouds but Jupiter (Venus?) was ever so bright near the moon. It's 2009 dawn now, in my time zone.

Shadow_Ferret
01-01-2009, 05:01 AM
The god?

Kitrianna
01-01-2009, 05:01 AM
Actually, Darzian is right. It would have to be Venus. Jupiter would have to be on the otherside of the sun and then I doubt it would be visible from that far away

Darzian
01-01-2009, 05:05 AM
Okay I got the proof (http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20081230/sc_space/celestialshowsetfornewyearseve)!

'Tis Venus, everyone.


Venus, brighter than all other planets and stars, will dangle just below the thin crescent moon in the southwestern sky. It'll be visible -- impossible to miss, in fact -- just as the sun goes down, assuming skies are cloud-free.
Soon thereafter, Mercury and Jupiter will show up hugging the south-southwestern horizon (just above where the sun went down) and extremely close to each other. Jupiter is very bright and easy to spot; Mercury is faint and harder to see, but it'll be apparent by its location just to the left of Jupiter.

Kitrianna
01-01-2009, 05:06 AM
Sorry Jed, no can do. Your clouds just rolled into our sky. Can barely see the moon now.

joyce
01-01-2009, 05:09 AM
There are too many clouds here tonight. For the past couple of weeks the sky has been so clear at night. Not tonight.

Kitrianna
01-01-2009, 05:10 AM
We had clear skies up until about 20 minutes ago. So I got to see it, but I can't take a pic for anyone else. Sorry :(

jvc
01-01-2009, 05:14 AM
We had clear skies up until about 20 minutes ago. So I got to see it, but I can't take a pic for anyone else. Sorry :(
You'll just have to wait outside until the clouds clear. Even if it means all night :D

Kitrianna
01-01-2009, 05:25 AM
You gonna come keep me warm? It 14 degrees F out there and feels like -2!

Siddow
01-01-2009, 05:32 AM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_fZnqmfGLuwc/SVwcGIwL9KI/AAAAAAAAANI/XjgZJeG2GUI/s400/venus+006.jpg

Siddow
01-01-2009, 05:36 AM
Here's the unsteady version:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_fZnqmfGLuwc/SVwcOURqfpI/AAAAAAAAANQ/5KR6ck-ohPg/s400/venus+002.jpg

Looks like two thumbs up for Venus Uranus Jupiter planet! Woot!

maestrowork
01-01-2009, 07:33 AM
Perfectly clear sky today! What a way to end 2008....