Crescent Moon and Venus to Shine Bright Tuesday
by Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
Date: 23 April 2012 Time: 04:36 PM ET
|Skywatcher Roberto Porto caught this amazing scene of the
Jupiter, Venus and moon conjunction over a spinning carousel in Costa
Adeje, Tenerife, Spain, on March 26, 2012.
CREDIT: Roberto Porto
On Tuesday evening (April 24), skywatchers will be treated to yet another eye-catching celestial tableau as a lovely crescent moon slides past the brightest of all the planets: the dazzling Venus.
Venus continues to draw all eyes to the western sky after sunset. Observers have been watching the bright planet for many weeks, although it seems that a fairly large percentage is not quite sure exactly what they have been looking at. I take phone inquiries from the general public on behalf of New York's Hayden Planetarium and questions regarding Venus have increased noticeably in recent days.
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