Fwd = Venus and Mars converge near the Moon
- Forwarded by: fwestra@... (Frits Westra)
Originally from: SpaceWeather.com <swlist@...>
Original Subject: Venus and Mars converge near the Moon
Original Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 23:32:25 -0600
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Space Weather News for Nov. 30, 2002
PLANETS CONVERGE: Don't miss this. Just before dawn on Sunday, Dec. 1st,
the planets Venus and Mars will converge with the slender crescent Moon.
The trio will fit within a circle 1.5 degrees in diameter. Northern
hemisphere observers should look toward the eastern horizon around 5:30
a.m. local time. Venus will be dazzling, about 350 times brighter than
nearby red Mars. Can you see a ghostly glow across the crescent Moon's
dark terrain? Astronomers call that "Earthshine"--it's one of the
loveliest sights in the sky.
Visit spaceweather.com for a sky map of the gathering and for details
about possible auroras on Dec. 1st and 2nd.
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