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Monday, 23 January 2017

Love and war in the south-western sky...

Venus and Mars have drawn close together again, and are a splendid sight at dusk: Venus is by far the brightest object in the sky at the moment and Mars is a really obvious orange-red colour. With binoculars - or better still a telescope - both show visible discs. Venus, being situated where it is in its orbit around the Sun, displays a Moon-like crescent.

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