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Old December 25th 16, 12:44 AM posted to sci.space.history
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My wife and I came out of a restaurant tonight around six PM and I was floored
by a very bright light in the sky. At first I thought it was a plane with it's
landing lights on, but it stayed stationary in the sky. I wasn't sure of our
orientation north, south, east or west at the time. But when we got home,
the light was still there, in the southwest. Okay, apparently it's Venus, which
I confirmed with Starry Sky on my computer. But in my whole life I don't ever
remember seeing Venus so bright in the sky. Is there any reason it would have
appeared this bright tonight? Thanks.
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Old December 29th 16, 05:19 PM posted to sci.space.history
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From :
My wife and I came out of a restaurant tonight around six PM and I was floored
by a very bright light in the sky. At first I thought it was a plane with it's
landing lights on, but it stayed stationary in the sky. I wasn't sure of our
orientation north, south, east or west at the time. But when we got home,
the light was still there, in the southwest. Okay, apparently it's Venus, which
I confirmed with Starry Sky on my computer. But in my whole life I don't ever
remember seeing Venus so bright in the sky. Is there any reason it would have
appeared this bright tonight? Thanks.


I don't know. Someone else here might. I googled [venus shadow] and this was the first hit:

https://science.nasa.gov/science-new...v_venusshadows


~ CT
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Old December 29th 16, 08:39 PM posted to sci.space.history
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On 12/29/2016 12:19 PM, Stuf4 wrote:
From :
My wife and I came out of a restaurant tonight around six PM and I was floored
by a very bright light in the sky. At first I thought it was a plane with it's
landing lights on, but it stayed stationary in the sky. I wasn't sure of our
orientation north, south, east or west at the time. But when we got home,
the light was still there, in the southwest. Okay, apparently it's Venus, which
I confirmed with Starry Sky on my computer. But in my whole life I don't ever
remember seeing Venus so bright in the sky. Is there any reason it would have
appeared this bright tonight? Thanks.


I don't know. Someone else here might. I googled [venus shadow] and this was the first hit:

https://science.nasa.gov/science-new...v_venusshadows


~ CT

Interesting link. Yes a few weeks back when the moon was in first
crescent stage I noticed how bright Venus appeared nearby. This was also
in an urban setting at dusk.

Dave

 




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