Sky high: see it now while the moon and planets perform

April 06, 2012 12:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Late summer, you’ll wonder what happened. The evening sky will seem empty. Not a single bright planet will be found anywhere. That’s because the heavens are out of balance, like a clothes dryer thumping in the laundry room. All the action is now. Don’t miss it.

Start with Venus, which for the next month shines at its very brightest. You can even see it in broad daylight against the blue sky if you look in the right place. If you aim binoculars its way, you’ll currently observe the famous Pleiades star cluster just beneath it. Try it. Binoculars are the ideal way to see those Seven Sisters and their blue color.

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