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How cool will this sky be?

Discussion in 'Astronomy & Astrophotography' started by Watchinherskip, Nov 25, 2008.

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    There will be a wonderful conjuction in the sky on December 1, 2008. The moon in its waxing crescent phase will be less than a finger's width (at arm's distance) away from bright Venus and nearly as bright Jupiter. Step outside around 45 minutes after local sunset and you should see a rare sight like this:
     

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    I have my fingers crossed for a clear night as from where we are Venus will be occulted by the moon
     
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    Sure enough here is what you might see:
     

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    Ooh, nice. Will I be able to see it from the east coast of the UK?
     
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    Very cool!! I wanna see :unsure:
     
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    Ok for our old friend Kazz down under...here is the view. This view is at 8:30 local time.
     

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    Thank you, going to put it on the calendar. :D
     
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    So, that wold be around 6pm?
     
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    Will I get to see it?
     
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    The image for the UK was set for 5:30 or so.
     
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    I may now have a teenage son, but I'm not that old! :tongue:

    Thank you - will put it in the diary! Did you use Australian Eastern Standard or Daylight saving time? Most of the East Coast use Daylight saving but Queensland are "special" :rolleyes: and we don't change!
     
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    Hey Kazz, not sure, how my program came up with it, but I would look about a half hour to forty five minutes after sunset.:thumbsup:
     
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    really hoping for a clear night on monday. I think i've seen jupiter already so this would be good
     

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