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Step outside as evening twilight fades, and from now through the middle of August you'll find three planets shining low in the west - one much brighter than the other two. All you'll need is a clear sky and an open westward view about an hour after sunset.
"Venus will leap out at you," says Alan MacRobert, a senior editor of Sky and Telescope magazine. "Saturn and Mars are fainter, so you may need to wait for the sky to darken a bit more before they glimmer into view."
Originally posted by Oozii
Im looking at the stellarium right now. Am I able to enter my location or anything like that? Im a bit confused
Originally posted by Rigel Kent
I recommend buying a star chart,
get out in the garden with it under a red light,
lots of fun and you will soon know the names of most of the first magnitude stars,
Originally posted by kokopelliuk
We live right on the coast near Hythe, South East UK.
I first noticed it 3 or 4 weeks ago, when it was beath the moon. Then, whilst walking the dog last Friday night 13.8.2010, I saw it again, but in the back garden instead of from the front. So I said to my wife, that coloured flashing star is out the back this time, she said no, it's out the front. So we went up to the roof window to settle the argument, only to find there are now two of them.
Any ideas anybody?
But honestly, without location it's really hard to know what you are looking at. My best tip would be to download Stellarium and put in your location there. I promisse you that it's really easy. There are quite a few stars up there that are really bright=)