Venus in daylight
Today and tomorrow, the crescent Moon is near Venus during the day, making the planet easier to see in daylight than usual.
The top image shows the crescent Moon at bottom-left, with Venus, a bright point of light, at top-right, as seen from the SAAO in Observatory. Cape Town. The image was taken at midday. Follow the link for the view this morning, showing the Moon, Venus and Jupiter before sunrise.
The second image is of the newly refurbished McClean dome, at SAAO.
Finder charts for spotting Venus in the day, for selected dates until the end of the year, make the task a lot easier.
Find out more: Southern Sky Highlights for 2012
2013.05.13Jupiter near the Moon (Sunday, May 12)
2013.05.13Crescent Moon in the evening sky
2013.05.04Sky brightness readings
2013.05.04Outreach at Elkanah (2013 April 30)
2013.03.21Cape Magician's Circle turns 80
|2013.05.02||Last Quarter||(Thursday at 11:16)|
|2013.05.10||New Moon||(Friday at 00:31)|
|2013.05.18||First Quarter||(Saturday at 04:36)|
|2013.05.25||Full Moon||(Saturday at 04:27)|
|2013.05.31||Last Quarter||(Friday at 19:00)|
|2013.06.08||New Moon||(Saturday at 15:59)|
|2013.06.16||First Quarter||(Sunday at 17:25)|
|2013.06.23||Full Moon||(Sunday at 11:33)|
|2013.06.30||Last Quarter||(Sunday at 04:55)|
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