Look for Venus Bright by the Moon on Sunday Night

On the evening of Sunday, November 7, 2021, the crescent comes to make a short visit to the spectacular Venus. Here’s when to take advantage of the combination.

The weekend ends with a nice astronomical show, visible to the naked eye, provided the weather is good: on the evening of Sunday, November 7, 2021, the Moon makes its way near the planet Venus. The pair will (from our point of view) take advantage of evening light to create a concise look.

The “Star of the Shepherd” resides to the west of the Moon

To take advantage of this coincidence, the meeting is scheduled for 5:19 pm, exactly after sunset. The moon has already risen since 11:14. So we should wait for Venus to appear in the sky at 5.30 pm in the constellation of Sagittarius. Its distinctive brilliance, which allows it to be easily found without any equipment and has earned it the nickname “Shepherd’s Star”, can be admired west of the lunar crescent – ​​the new moon occurred on November 4.

Venus and the Moon as seen from Paris on November 7, 2021 at 5.30 pm. // Source: The Sky Live Screenshots

Don’t wait too long to take advantage of the coincidence, as Venus is only visible until 6:40 p.m., which is a little over an hour. For the Moon, it sets at 7:07 p.m., shortly after the disappearance of Venus.

In case you missed this event, know that on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th November another conjunction between the Moon, Saturn and Jupiter is coming very soon. Then, one has to wait until December 1 to take advantage of a beautiful alignment of the planets between Venus, Saturn and Jupiter. The Moon will also come back between Jupiter and Saturn on the evening of December 8.

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Numerama. For Nino Barbey

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