Venus, Jupiter shine on Monday Night

Venus, Jupiter and Moon

Venus, Jupiter and Moon

“Look to the southwest after sunset on Dec. 1 for a close conjunction between three bright solar system objects: the moon, Venus and Jupiter. If you have binoculars, you might even be able to fit all three of them in the field of view. Between now and then, you can see Jupiter and Venus getting closer together each evening.”

I just read these lines from MSNBC website. Although it is not yet December 1, I went out and tried to look up the south west sky. Only a small faint star high up in the sky. I realized this is neither Venus nor Jupiter! Venus usually stays close to the sky line, either just after sunset or just before sunrise. So I need to look just above the sky line. Too bad. Tall buildings surround my house. I just noticed that I cannot see the sky line from my house. Neither can I see the night sky clearly as the lights from the street and the near by buildings are too bright.

I still remember the times I stayed in Chin Hills. Up there, the night sky is so bright. All the stars decorate the night sky. I could even see the Milky Way in the sky. Many mornings, I woke up early in the morning and looked at the sky line to see Venus shining brightly in the sky. Here, I cannot see Venus for a long time. (Part of this is, I was always sleeping in the early morning!).

OK. Those of you who can see the sky line clearly at sun set, here is the full article at Venus, Jupiter will ‘shine’ on Monday night.

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