Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Venus and Mercury

Happy 2015.  The skies here on Bonaire are either super cloudy or super clear in January.  We've been watching comet Lovejoy for a few weeks now.  I hope I can get a picture of it this week.

Venus and Mercury make a nice pair after shortly after sunset this week.  They will be closest together on Saturday evening.
Here's what I saw this evening between 6:40 and 7pm,  at Playa Lechi, across the street from the TWR offices.  You'll need to click on the image to see it full size probably.  Venus is pretty obvious between the two palm trees.  Mercury is dimmer and is a little to the lower left of Venus.
The planets became easier to see as the sky grew darker.

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