Venus and Jupiter

I went out to dinner with a few friends on Tuesday night in downtown Laguna Beach.

Afterwards we went for a walk on Main Beach and observed two bright lights low in the sky over the ocean. They caught our attention because it seemed like an unusal approach for airplanes landing at John Wayne and the lights didn’t appear to be moving.

I figured that one of the lights was Venus, but I wasn’t sure about the other until I got home and looked it up.

Sky and Telescope – Venus and Jupiter Kiss in Twilight

Venus and Jupiter coninue to put on quite a show just after dark. If it’s clear tonight, the best time to go out is between 7 and 8:30.

1 Comment so far

  1. walt (unregistered) on September 23rd, 2005 @ 7:17 pm

    regarding Jupitor’s view from Laguna Beach… I’ve seen the same thing and its a nice site. If you have a telescope, or even a strong telephoto camera, such as a 400mm or beter, you can see several of it’s moons. There is a telesope up by los perisis near the gazebo, but I’m not sure if that would have the power to view the moons, or can search the sky…

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