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Originally posted by impaired
Only a few months ago - if that. I forgot where, but I know it wasn't the US, because I[/] wanted to see it. Where'd that little prophecy come from?
Originally posted by nitestrider
Pretty sure we had one in perth (western australia) not to long ago. My parents said i missed it, think i was sleeping or something. But we did have one, but it wasnt a full one.
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by _Mr.X_
I don't think anyone has said anything about Sirius or Venus or whatever they happen to be seeing, being visible in daylight as the quatrain you quoted says.
(Though Venus can be sometimes seen in daylight, it is not easy to spot and is not readily noticeable).
The Evening Lantern If you ever wanted to see a planet so bright it will take your breath away, this is your week and Venus is the planet. It hangs lantern-like, high in the west as darkness falls. It's so bright now that you should have little trouble finding it even before sunset in a clean, deep blue sky – which is also a good time to look at its dramatic crescent shape in a telescope. As dusk starts to fade, this unrivaled heavenly lamp can scarcely be missed â€" you won't need a map. Venus sets more than 3 hours after the sun. Venus is now at the pinnacle of brilliancy for this current evening apparition. Viewed through a telescope in the coming weeks, its crescent grows larger but thinner as the planet approaches the Earth in the celestial scheme of things and shows us more of its night side. By month's end Venus is similar in apparent size to Jupiter – but less than one-quarter of it is lit. Gray markings in the planet's cloud cover remain quite subtle. Look around sunset, when the sky is brighter and Venus's crescent is less dazzling than it becomes after dark. Also, watch for signs of the mysterious ashen light – a still unexplained illumination that some observers have occasionally noticed in parts of Venus's night side. On the evening of Feb. 27 the Americas will be greeted with one of the most spectacular Venus-crescent moon conjunctions possible. The pairing will persist from before sunset into the depths of darkness. Venus will sit about 1.5-degrees above and to the right of the three-day old crescent. Be sure not to miss this!
Originally posted by griffinrl
reply to post by Victoria 1
I'm not sure if you were referring to my post but my pic is of Venus. The North Star is pretty mediocre and it's far from being the brightest star at night. It's actually quite dim.