Sunday, July 01, 2007

Venus and Saturn

Minuteman with Saturn and Venus

A nice picture from here.
The planets (Saturn and Venus) will be 1 degree apart this weekend.
Science dude has the scoop here.
"When Venus passes south of Saturn July 1, it will mark the closest conjunction between two bright planets this year. The two planets will drift more than 2 Moon-widths (1°) apart just 1 night later. By July 7, Venus and Saturn will be separated by almost 8 Moon-widths (4°)."

By the way, Atlantis is ready for its piggy back ride to KSC via 747 here.

No comments: