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Knowledge_Seeker
2007-Jul-09, 11:52 PM
For the past two weeks I've seen something very bright in the sky, its clearly visible to the eye. I'm assuming is Venus, but how can I find out for sure? Thanks.

01101001
2007-Jul-10, 12:45 AM
For the past two weeks I've seen something very bright in the sky, its clearly visible to the eye. I'm assuming is Venus, but how can I find out for sure? Thanks.

Many like Celestia (http://www.shatters.net/celestia/).

Nowhere Man
2007-Jul-10, 01:45 AM
Welcome to Heavens-Above! (http://www.heavens-above.com/)
Or Astronomy Magazine.

Right now, Venus is in the west right after sunset, and afterwards, Jupiter is in the south.

Fred

astromark
2007-Jul-10, 10:29 AM
Use your computers search engine... like Google or Yahoo or one of the many. As mentioned above. Sky tonight, Astronomy Daily, Heavens Above. Just type it in and a star chart for your hemisphere will be offered. Depending where you are, the bright object out to the west just after dark is Venus. Very near it that other star is actually Saturn. From my view point 40deg south. Jupiter is almost straight above us and near Antares in Scorpios. Finding a star chart or sky map for your location is easily within your reach. Go search.:)

Swift
2007-Jul-11, 01:17 PM
Astroviewer (http://www.astroviewer.com/applet.html) is a nice little on-line sky chart program.