Venus at its brightest

Venus is at greatest brilliancy (magnitude -4.8), 20 times greater than the brightest star (Sirius) in the sky, on February 19.

The planet is visible in the western sky after sunset. It will be the brightest star-like object in the early evening sky.

Clear Skies and Happy Observing!

~ by Stella's Gaze on February 19, 2009.

One Response to “Venus at its brightest”

  1. Added to the Astronomy Link List

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