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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:38 pm 
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I went outside to let the dogs out this evening and looked up at Orion and Sirius overhead to the south west. Looking over more due west (northern hemisphere) I saw two strikingly bright planets very close together. So I pulled out the laptop and loaded stellarium. Sure enough, that's Jupiter and Venus looking extremely close together and both positioned in the front leg of Aries. It's a beautiful sight:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/iyacalgary/6825662040/

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:55 am 
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Was it your picture? How there was so much light on the ground yet stars were so visible? Thats fantastic place to observe the sky!

I've been playing with Stellurium too but I can't really trust on it, because it makes jumps every 4 year, plus huge jumps 1582-1583 and possibly other years: https://bugs.launchpad.net/stellarium/+bug/938204


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:53 pm 
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No, I just pulled those pics from online.

It's been cool every night seeing Jupiter and Venus so close together and setting in the west. I'm on the east coast now and there was a nice looking sunset. Soon the Planets will be visible again...

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