Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | December 1, 2008

Environmental lawyer Sanders says looks to the southwest tonight to see Venus, Jupiter and the moon on the horizon.

Looking for something to do on a budget?  Go outside tonight an hour after sunset, and look to the southwest. There, low on the horizon, the crescent moon forms a tight triangle with Venus and Jupiter, a proverbial celestial highlight.  Unfortunately, the three heavenly bodies will only last a couple of hours before Venus, the lower planet, leads the others below the horizon.  

Tonight, we will see a close grouping of the three brightest objects in the night sky during the moon’s crescent phase.  So, the relatively small amount of moonlight tonight will not diminish the beauty of the two planets.

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