Saturday, May 19, 2007

Celestial affair

Venus kissed the Moon tonight
We watched her in the Sky
She's been flirtin' with him for centuries
Too bad he's so shy
He's waxing
He's waning
You don't see Venus complaining
She'll steal a kiss whenever she can.
--"Venus Kissed the Moon," Christine Lavin

This just in from

"When the sun sets tonight, go outside and look west. Venus and the crescent Moon will pop out of the twilight barely 1-degree apart. It's a spectacular pairing of the two brightest objects in the night sky. The display will be visible from brightly lit cities and even through thin clouds."

Here's a skymap to show you how close they'll be. Don't miss it!



I'd thought, oh, I must look! after I read your posting, and then I forgot, but then I accidentally was looking out the window and saw them! It was great! Yay! :)


Posted by: Blogger Catie at 5/20/2007 4:29 AM

Cool! It was really cloudy here, so I thought we'd miss it, but right around 10:30 it cleared up just enough at the right spot. The moon had earthshine and everything.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 5/21/2007 3:01 PM

That was indeed very cool.

When we traveled to Turkey in 2001 we watched the crescent moon set over the Blue Mosque from the roofdeck of our hotel in Istanbul. Neato!

Posted by: Blogger Dave S. at 5/22/2007 12:36 PM

OMG! We saw this when we were out at the cabin, and we actually had a panic and thought the aliens were finally coming to take us, I mean away.

Posted by: Blogger Vivi Anna at 5/29/2007 7:49 PM

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