Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Brillant Planet Visible

What is that bright shining star in the eastern sky just before sunrise?

That is actually the planet Venus!  It is an amazing sight and will appear incredibly bright in the night sky through September. (23 times brighter than the brightest night-sky star, Sirius, in late September!!!)

Night Sky from EarthSky.org


It is the brightest among many bright planets to be spotted this month. Also visible, although much dimmer will is the planet Mars.  There is a very noticeable dull and reddish tint to Mars.

Also, this weekend is the Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse.  More in yesterday's blog on this can be found HERE

~Meteorologist Chris Vickers