Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sunrise at Uranus and Venus

Sky watchers will have an asymmetrical opportunity to spot the planet Uranus, because it will be located very close to the brilliant planet Venus in the sunrise sky.
You can easily spot Venus as the brightest article in the sky just before sunrise, but it will be better to be up a little earlier just as Venus clears the eastern horizon, so that the sky will be as dark as possible. This will help you to spot tiny Uranus, just within range of the naked eye under perfect conditions, but most of the time requiring binoculars or a small telescope to spot.

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