Celestial Trio on September 2010

The celestial trio (Venus, Mars, Spica – brightest star in constellation Virgo) is visible a few minutes after sunset to early evening on Monday (Aug 30.) and Tuesday (Aug. 31) in the Philippines. This alignment can fit the field of view of any binoculars.

Venus, Spica and Mars on Aug 30 (Monday)

Venus, Spica and Mars on Aug. 31 (Tuesday)

On Sept. 2 and 3, the trio will almost form a straight line and this is visible starting at 7:00pm.

Venus, Spica and Mars on Sept. 2

Venus, Spica, and Mars on Sept. 3

I’m still hoping for clear skies here in the Philippines!

Happy Observing!

To the stars! ūüôā

Sources: http://earthsky.org/tonight/venus-mars-and-spica-low-in-west-after-sunset

http://www. theskyandtelescope.com

Images taken from Stellarium (download stellarium for free at stellarium.org)

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~ by Stella's Gaze on August 30, 2010.

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