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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Planet Venus Sightings

Planet Venus has been in the night sky for days now, perhaps even weeks. We just don't see it, either because we don't where to look or we don't bother to. We can even see it during the day if you know where to look.

It will attain its greatest brilliance on Sept. 23, appearing at an eye-popping magnitude of -4.6 or 19 times as bright as the brightest star in the sky, Sirius, and 10 times as bright as the next-brightest planet, Jupiter. Venus will be seen with our naked eyes until late October.

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