Friday, August 25, 2006

See 2 of the 8 planets this weekend...

Still bummed over the fact that Pluto has lost its planetary status? Well you have a chance to enjoy 2 of the remaining 8 planets this weekend. All you have to do is be an early riser!

Venus and Saturn are having a close encounter. No, they are not going to run into one another, but they will appear close together (.5 degrees apart).

The best time to see the planets is a little before sunrise (sunrise is 7:08am). Just look eastward and you should be able to see both planets with the naked eye. That being said, Saturn is a little dimmer and could get lost in the glare of the rising sun. To help you out a pair of binoculars might come in handy.

The weather looks pretty good this weekend so you should have no problems seeing the planets as long as you wake up early!

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Happy Viewing!


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