Venus, Jupiter provide display after sunset
Friday, March 9, 2012
VANCOUVER — Just after sunset, two planets are providing a display above the western horizon known to skywatchers as a conjunction.
Stan Seeberg, with Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers, said Venus is the brighter of the two planets; nearby Jupiter is somewhat fainter.
On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, he said, “Whether viewed through telescopes, binoculars or just with your unaided vision, the event will be spectacular.”
Following conjunction, Jupiter separates from Venus and moves westward.