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Ever Seen Venus In The Daylight?

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posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 02:12 PM
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Venus is reaching it's peak in brightness this weekend and is easily visible during daylight hours if you follow the ecliptic plane. So anyone who is interested get off your butts this afternoon and evening and check it out.

Souce


The brightest planet in the solar system is reaching its peak luminosity. On April 30th, Venus will shine at astronomical magnitude -4.7. That's 190 times brighter than a 1st magnitude star, bright enough to see in broad daylight if your eye lands right on it.




posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 02:14 PM
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Souce...lol You are funny.
I like this kind of stuff....gives me a reason to go outside.



posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 02:38 PM
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Originally posted by usmc0311
Ever Seen Venus In The Daylight?



Yes, yes I have.

Right now, the planet sets after the sun, so what you'll have to do is find it just after sunset one night, remember where in the sky it is, and then come back the next night a few minutes earlier that sunset to see it where you know it will already be.

What I did was, I think, the better way. Wait until it is the morning sky (and rises before the sun) and keep checking its position every half an hour or so for the rest of the day.
I followed it until half past 3 in the afternoon before the weather got too bad.



posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 02:50 PM
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I love bringing my telescope out during the afternoon to check out the Moon and Venus in daylight. People think I'm nuts until they get the awesome view of the moon bathed in a clear, deep blue sky


I am surprised at the number of people who don't realize you can see the moon and Venus just fine in daylight on certain dates and times.




I'll try to take a pic of Venus through my scope.
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posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 03:57 PM
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Originally posted by Adaven
I love bringing my telescope out during the afternoon to check out the Moon and Venus in daylight. People think I'm nuts until they get the awesome view of the moon bathed in a clear, deep blue sky


I am surprised at the number of people who don't realize you can see the moon and Venus just fine in daylight on certain dates and times.




I'll try to take a pic of Venus through my scope.
edit on 29-4-2012 by Adaven because: Added a pic


I do the same thing. It's so cool looking. I have a crap mount on my telescopr right now so it makes things difficult but I'm going to get mine out there in just a few minutes and take a look.



posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 04:11 PM
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I saw it the other day as it came into view as i was watching a small plane with 7x40 binocs.
I forgot about the plane and spent several minutes trying to understand what it was and if it was moving. I finally decided it was Venus given where its position in the dark as it follows the sun going down.

In some parts of the US (Texas here) the floating spiders are in business, creating a mass--not a web-- of their threads to have the breezes carry them to other places. Some of those can really fool the eye because they are semi-transparant, somewhat roundish and silver-looking. The indistinct shape makes it hard to judge the distance..



posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 05:57 PM
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Have I seen Venus in the daylight? Many times. I shot some video of it in the daytime back on New Year's Eve:




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