The Intersection

Twilight

Look up tonight at twilight… for the three brightest objects the sky–Jupiter, Venus and the moon (a crescent only 5-percent illuminated)–will align for a spectacular site. Regular readers know I love all things space and this evening offers a unique opportunity for enthusiasts everywhere. Gaze up at dusk (they’ll set by mid-evening) and let’s hope for minimal cloud cover…

We’ll have to wait well over four decades before the trio appears this close again. Planetariums, weather offices and even police precincts expect a spike in UFO sitings as reports flood in of bright objects hovering in the vicinity of our natural satellite.

Here’s an image from 2004:
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Comments

  1. #1 Linda
    December 1, 2008

    While I was out on Saturday night, I saw two very bright objects in the sky and wondered what they were, and now I know.
    This is quite amazing!

  2. #2 Scicurious
    December 2, 2008

    I’m so glad you posted about this! I was running last night and saw the moon and what I thought were two very bright stars framed in cloud, and now I know what are! I only wish I’d had a camera.