Venus and Mars, September 3, 2015


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Venus is rapidly moving into the morning sky.  (This observer first saw Venus on the morning of August 27.)  On the morning of September 3, Venus appears about 9 degrees to the lower right of Mars.  Venus appears about 300 times brighter than the Red Planet.

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3 Responses to “Venus and Mars, September 3, 2015”

  1. Anand Says:

    Excellent Articles.
    Well can all planets be Morning and Evening Star ?
    If yes please explain me how ?

    Thanks and Regards

    • Jeffrey L. Hunt Says:

      The term usually refers to Venus, although any bright planet — Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter or Saturn — can be called an Evening or Morning Star.

      • Anand Says:

        Hi Jeffrey,

        Thanks for the reply. Then please tell how to know to when these 5 will be morning or evening stars?
        Can it be explained using their geocentric longitudes ?
        If yes then please…?

        Thanks and Regards.


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