Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Stars in the Western sky in early evening

  1. Nov 27, 2008 #1
    There were two stars one above the other in the Western Sky just after sunset. I think they were planets. One could by Uranus but I am not sure what the other may be.

    I am at:


    Can anyone help?
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 27, 2008 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

  4. Nov 29, 2008 #3


    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Saw this last night. It was a great view. I knew for sure one of them was Venus (so bright!), but wasn't sure about the other one. Thanks...
  5. Nov 29, 2008 #4
    You Guys should check out the view on December 1st, when the moon joins them, some astronomers are calling it the 'best sky show' of the year!

    Clear Skies

  6. Nov 30, 2008 #5
    You can see the two planets converge on Dec1. They are just less than 2 degrees apart. European people can see the Venus eclipse on Dec 1 as well. The moon will occult Venus for a while.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2008
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook