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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.
Originally posted by usmc0311
Ever Seen Venus In The Daylight?
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