Venus Day by Day

I hear this question a lot: “What’s that really bright star I see around sunset?” It’s pretty hard to miss Venus, and some of the more eagle-eyed even see it in daylight. Naturally, I don’t have those eagle eyes. Sigh….

Looking at Venus just once can be a bit underwhelming. What’s fun is observing it regularly for a few weeks. There’s something really cool about seeing the crescent grow thinner while the disc diameter increases.

Grab a small telescope or a pair of binoculars and enjoy.

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About Tim Cole

Astronomy enthusiast and educator, all-around fancier of dark skies and starry nights
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