Monday, December 30, 2013
Must-See Sunset Phenomenon
Source - Space Weather News for Dec. 30, 2013: http://spaceweather.com
MUST-SEE SUNSET PHENOMENON: Like the Moon, Venus has phases, and this week the second planet from the sun is a whisper-thin crescent. The phenomenon is easy to observe. Venus is so bright, you can see it at sunset even before the sky fades to black (hint: face southwest). A pair of binoculars or a small telescope reveals Venus's crescent shape.
Check http://spaceweather.com for photos and more information.
AURORA WATCH: A solar wind stream is approaching Earth and could spark the first auroras of 2014 when it arrives on Jan. 2-4. Would you like a call when the sky lights up? Geomagnetic storm alerts are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).