As I noted earlier, Venus and Jupiter are coming together in the night sky. Watch NASA’s ScienceCast video for more information.
From Wired, “Time-Lapse Starscape Videos Show Heavens in Motion”: “The night sky seems unchanging to the naked eye, but beauty is hidden beyond the limits of unaided human perception.” Take a look at these beautiful videos. http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/02/night-sky-time-lapse/
Venus, the second planet from the Sun, is a dazzling sight in the southwest after sunset. Burning like a silver flame, it outshines all the stars in the night sky as well as all the planets in the Solar System. One reason it is so bright is that it is relatively close to us, though… Read More Venus, Burning Like a Silver Flame
Observed on February 2, 2012, approximately 6:00 pm We’ve had a few clear nights this week in Chicago, and the mild winter gave me another opportunity for an early evening run. As I jogged around the streets of Chicago, I could not help but notice the bright string of lights stretching across the sky in… Read More Lights on a String