OVERCAST SKIES OVER JEFFERSON PARK OBSCURE MORNING VIEWING OF A COSMIC ENCOUNTER BETWEEN PLANETS VENUS AND JUPITER

Submitted by Satinder P S Puri on Mon, 11/13/2017 - 11:49.

OVERCAST SKIES OVER JEFFERSON PARK IN CLEVELAND, OHIO OBSCURE MORNING VIEWING OF A COSMIC ENCOUNTER BETWEEN PLANETS VENUS AND JUPITER

Definitely, not a surprise for Clevelanders!

Overcast skies over Jefferson Park obscured the viewing of the close cosmic encounter between planets Venus and Jupiter.

Both Venus and Jupiter – about 416 million miles apart in the solar system -- rose in the morning, before sunrise, in close proximity to one another.

To the naked eye, we are told, the two planets probably looked like one big star.

One needed binoculars or a small telescope to see them apart.

Venus is the second planet from our Sun and Jupiter the fifth.

Here is the order of the planets (in case you have forgotten what was taught in first grade Science): Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and little Pluto.

For those who missed the Monday viewing – you can try on Tuesday morning when the two planets will be farther apart but still close enough.

Note: I was in Jefferson Park by 7:20 a.m. The sun rose at 7:15 a.m. and will set at 5:08 p.m. Both Venus and Jupiter rose at 6:01 a.m.

Have a nice day!

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Thanks for your large cosmic outlook!

 Yes, it is good to keep our small selves in proportion...and to have your quick tutorial.    The header on Realneo  now is a photo of the proud  colored pen work of a 2 year old.    Right below on Realneo's home page is your intergalactic info!   Perfect combo...

In fact, when I just went back to look at the home page I noticed a strong similarity in color and geometries between the child's radial ink marks and the 3rd diagram down in your report - the diagram with the "sun" in the middle.   Maybe the child is an astronomer!!!   Or left handed...or I have the photo upside down...it's complicated...