Saturday, February 18, 2017

Venus at Dusk

My guess is that many of you have seen that brilliant "star" hanging in the western sky at dusk.  There is something soul satisfying about that brilliant diamond in the deep blue sky.  It is not a star, but rather the planet Venus.  In the next thirty days, each day it will be lower and lower in the sky, until it sets with the Sun, and we will be unable to see it.  It will be too close to the Sun for the next three months, and then Venus will rise at dawn, before the Sun in early May, once again as brilliant as a diamond.  Such magnificent clockwork is our Solar System.

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