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Hi all, i just got my 1st glimpse of Venus yesterday evening Nov 26th at 5pm, very low in the southwest, only about 2 degrees up, but quite obvious to the naked eye, only about 10 degrees from the 3 day crescent moon. This is the start of a great showing right until very late spring next year. Anyone else get a view yet? Keith...
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Venus appears!

Congrats Keith on catching that.
I had a look at starry night pro and like you said, we're on for a great showing of Venus in the next few months,
To be honest, I was gonna leave it until January to look for it but if its clearly visible now, I might give it a go on the next clear evening.

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Replied by ei5fk on topic Venus

Spotted it Sunday 23rd Nov, just after sunset, looked great, nice and bright, visible with the naked eye, now if I could spot Comet Encke !!!
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Venus appears!

Got a view of Venus on Wednesday the 3rd, just after Sunset.
It was very bright and hard to miss.
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Replied by galwayskywatchers on topic Venus

Anyone see Mercury yet? searched for it on Wednesday evening(i think) but to no avail, although i knew it was there somewhere below & right of Venus about 1 degree above the horizon.

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