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Night Sky Logs

night-skyHere you will find notes about what you can see in the late night sky, just after sunset and also just before sunrise in Central Indiana.

Feel free to add information about the night sky in your neck of the woods!  Just be sure to include your location!

The first comment below will be the one with the most up to date info as I will keep editing it.

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  1. — 2015 —
    1) PM – Always keep an eye out for the brightest objects in the night sky. Planets always stay in the same arc since we are in the same orbital plane. Usually between 30-90 degrees in the South (rising from east to west in the sky).
    2) AM – Shortly before sunrise is the best time to catch any early morning inner planets. Venus is seen most often, Mercury is harder to come by. Occasionally Saturn and Jupitor are easily visable in the morning sky before sunrise.

  2. Back in late February 2009 you could see Venus very well at night since its orbit placed it high in the night sky after sunset. It was a “crescent” Venus.
    Here’s a snapshot that someone took of it next to the moon!
    Click here and one of just Venus Click Here

    • That was a pretty good pic. I remember a couple months ago, here in Germany, Venus was REALLY bright. Probably -5 or -6 in magnitude. It was incredible.

    • Yes, It was at an extreme high at the end of Feb. and the beginning of March here. I can’t recall the last time I saw Venus in the night sky with the sunset completely gone.

  3. For those interested in spotting satellites or the ISS [International Space Station], http://www.heavens-above.com is an awesome resource. All you have to do is plug in the coordinates of where your at, or choose from a database of preset locations. VERY cool!

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