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Those Two Bright Objects In The Sky Over New Hampshire — One Is Venus, The Other Sirius.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. From the (new) ‘staratlas.com’


Just got in from walking the dogs. WOW. The night sky is bright and CRISP. Haven’t seen it this vivid in a longtime and I go out, at night, MULTIPLE times, including a 20-minute walk around 11pm.

Sirius was very noticeable below Orion. Sirius, is the Dog Star — the brightest star in the night sky. It is actually brighter than Jupiter. This serious brightness of Sirius is due to two factors: it is relatively nearby and it is big — twice as big as the Sun. It is 8.6 light years away. So what we are seeing now is what Sirius was doing 8 years 7 months ago.

On the other side of Orion, impossible to miss, shining bright is Venus.

A few months ago, the bright light was Jupiter. Now, in March, Jupiter has become a MORNING planet. I do not see anything in the morning sky. I try NOT to wake up much before 8:30am. It is NOT civilized or right to do so earlier. I need my sleep, thank you.


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Venus – Jupiter Conjunction Over New Hampshire, Early Mornings, Mid-January 2019.

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Click to ENLARGE. Base sky map, AS ALWAYS, from neave.com/planetarium/.


I think it will just about clear the tree line. This is just after 6am. Sunrise is not until ~7:15am. So, plenty of time.

Not for I. I will still be in bed. But, wanted to make sure that you early risers knew of this. Enjoy. Let me know what it was like.


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Venus-Jupiter Conjunction Over New Hampshire, Monday, November 13, 2017 — Clouds & Trees!

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. Base sky map, AS ALWAYS, from neave.com/planetarium/.


Clouds could be a problem. Supposed to be cloudy all day, starting early.

The conjunction will also be low-down (i.e., close to the horizon) and as such, IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, could be obscured by our trees, even if they don’t have any leaves anymore.


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Moon – Venus – Mars Triangle Over New Hampshire, Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

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Weather permitting this should be quite the conjunction — best seen around 7pm.

The moon is set to set around 8:20pm and more than likely the trees will start getting in the way around 7:30pm.


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Compelling Moon, Venus & Mars Conjunction Over New Hampshire, January 3, 2017.

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Taken around 6pm, on Monday, January 2, 2017, in Alton, New Hampshire -- handheld from my Nikon P900 (at 2,000mm zoom). Click to ENLARGE.

Taken around 6pm, on Monday, January 2, 2017, in Alton, New Hampshire — handheld from my Nikon P900 (at 2,000mm zoom). Click to ENLARGE.


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January 3, 2017.

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Base sky map, as ever, is from: neave.com/planetarium/


Venus is the BRIGHT and bigger orb — at the bottom.

Mars is smaller and fainter — and at the top.

The ‘bigger’ light blue orb is Uranus — which is NOT naked eye visible. OK? So you will only see Venus, Mars and the Moon.


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Beautiful Moon – Venus Conjunction Over New Hampshire, Early Dec. 2016 — Get Out And Take A Look.

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Base sky map, as ever, is from: neave.com/planetarium/


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Bright ‘Star’, In The South, Over New Hampshire, Late Nov./Early Dec. 2016 Is Venus — Mars Is Nearby Too.

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Moon, Mars, Venus & Saturn Over New Hampshire On Saturday & Sunday, November 5 & 6, 2016.

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Around 6:20 pm, should be best. Venus and Saturn will drop below New Hampshire tree line by 7:40.

Pluto is too small/dim to see naked eye!


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Moon, Venus & Saturn, In Line, Over New Hampshire, After Sunset, On Wednesday, November 2, 2016.

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Venus, to the left, is the brightest and biggest. Saturn between Venus and Moon. As close to sunset the better — provided it is above the tree line. Venus will have set by 8pm!


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Bright ‘Star’ Visible Over New Hampshire, After Sunset In November 2016, Is Actually Venus — Saturn & Mars Also Visible.

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As is often the case Venus, given that it is between us and the Sun, tends to be low on the horizon and sets below the horizon quite early. So the best time to see it is with 90 minutes of sunset, in the soutwestern quadrant of the sky. Also look for Saturn and the always orange Mars.


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by Anura Guruge