Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Spot the planet Neptune this week.

There is a golden opportunity to see Neptune on Thursday or Friday evening.

Mars is zooming East, relative to the stars, at the moment.

As seen from Bonaire, Mars is a tiny bit west of Neptune on the evening of Dec. 6 and moves to a tiny bit east of Neptune on Dec. 7.

My experience has been that Neptune is visible in binoculars, (at least in my 10x50s) if you know where to look.

So having Mars point the way to Neptune is really cool. The two planets are close enough on these nights that I should be able to see them both at one time in a telescope. If it is clear here on Bonaire, I'll be sure to check it out.

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