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      03-27-2012, 03:04 PM   #1
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Has anyone seen Venus and Jupiter?




http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti....html?ITO=1490


For the last few days I've noticed them. They are so clear, I can see them right now. It's mind-boggling to think they look like stars but they are actually planets.
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      03-27-2012, 03:40 PM   #2
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I see them when I take the dogs out.

My oldest came in last night and said you could see all three, just as I was hitting the pillow. No discussion ensued.
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Yea they've been really bright the last few weeks, always notice em when driving at night.
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Absolutely beautiful here in Maryland the last few nights.

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If you use a long mirror, you can see uranus !
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If you use a long mirror, you can see uranus !
was waiting for that

but seriously that's awesome I'm gonna go out and look tonight!
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Didn't realize that's what they were. I remember looking at the moon last night and thinking to myself "dem be some bright ass starts".
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Love those photos. Kudos to the photographer(s).
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Yep. Been watching every night. Every night they're almost exactly west of where I live. A few days ago if you looked directly east you could also see Mars. But I haven't checked lately, as I live in the woods and I don't feel like driving less than a mile to get a better view lol.
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Yes, all month. Almost every night since my drive home is west. Very beautiful.
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Whenever I'm in Maui or out in the outskirts of LA away from the city I can see them very clearly. I also saw Mars up close through a crazy telescope when I was at a family friend's vacation home in Wyoming a while ago, which was amazing.
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Yeah I've noticed this for the past few days, so cool.

This is always neat to watch, how other planets would look if they were the same distance away as the moon.

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      03-27-2012, 10:55 PM   #13
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Nice combo over the ocean late last week:

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I don't recall a time where I've seen both of them so bright either. Usually, the light pollution washes out Venus here in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. Not this year though. It was also pretty slick to see both visible in Paris last week.
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Saw last night, one was right beside the moon. I was passed I didn't have my camera, was beautiful and eerie.
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I've been to both. Great vacation spots!
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Nice combo over the ocean late last week:

Nice pic. Got higher res?
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Nice pic. Got higher res?
It is nice, but I got it from National Geographic News, kids page, the smiling Moon! I don't actually know if it's from the current conjunction...
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