Bright object in the southwest sky!

That’s the planet Venus – assuming what you see doesn’t have a blinking light next to it and moves away (that’s an airplane).

Venus is brighter than all the other stars and planets now. Only the Moon and Sun are brighter. Occasionally the International Space Station is almost as bright, moving slowly through our sky.

Here’s a chart showing Venus about 10 degrees above the horizon – see the Sun well below the horizon. The horizon line is across the middle of the chart – marked 00.00 degrees.

thanks to Cartes du Ciel charting software

thanks to Cartes du Ciel charting software

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