Venus and Jupiter

In the western sky this evening notice bright Jupiter and the waxing moon nearby.  A brighter Venus sets just below

them.  Orion is high in the southeast sky and bright Sirius sets below it.  The Big Dipper is rising in the northeast sky. 

The early evening appearance of the Big Dipper in the northeast sky is a sure sign that spring is approaching. 

Cassiopeia is visible in the northwest sky.  They will all be visible this evening with mostly clear skies expected.  

Compare the position of the waxing moon tonight near Jupiter and  its position last night near Venus on its journey

to First Quarter later this week.




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