Saturday, July 3, 2010

See Saturn, Mars, Regulus, and Venus!

If you look west tonight, you will be able to see Saturn, Mars, Regulus and Venus in a rough line.

Saturn is highest in the sky and farthest south, followed by Mars, the star Regulus in the constellation Leo, and then the very bright planet Venus.

Here is a picture of the configuration:

If you miss it tonight, don't worry, the same configuration will roughly occur for the next week or so. Venus will move to the left of Regulus over the next two weeks, and Mars and Saturn will get closer to each other by the end of July.

For those who are curious, the screen cap was taken on my iPhone using the Starmap app.

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