Venus, Jupiter and the Moon Smiles at the Philippines

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

In our part of the world, this is the greatest thing celestial bodies did for this country. It showed up around 6-8PM in the evening smiling at us. This is the best planetary gathering of the year, simply because it involves three of the brightest objects in the sky after the sun. From the eight official planets in the solar system, five are visible at night without the aid of a telescopes or binoculars. Jupiter and Venus are particularly bright (no not the sailor warriors lolz) , partly because both have highly reflective clouds that completely envelop them, but also because Venus is Earth's closest neighbor while Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system.

Awe! what a sight to behold last night! To those who missed it, it looked like this!


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