‘Skies Over West Seattle,’ special edition: Join Alice to look for the conjunction at sunset tonight

2:07 PM: In the most recent edition of Skies Over West Seattle, sky-watcher extraordinaire Alice Enevoldsen mentioned a spectacular planetary conjunction visible around sunset right now. Last night, clouds obscured it, but tonight – Mars and Venus – might be a different story, so Alice will be at the south end of the Lincoln Park shore, near the swings, 5:30-6:15 pm – more details on her Alice’s Astro Info website.

8:41 PM: Did you see it? By twilight, Venus was visible below the crescent moon, and Mars was in view – albeit faintly, if you weren’t using binoculars/telescope – alongside. Jeff Johnson shares this photo:

You’ll also see photos on Kevin Freitas‘s post about going out to sky-watch.

9 Replies to "'Skies Over West Seattle,' special edition: Join Alice to look for the conjunction at sunset tonight"

  • Alice February 21, 2015 (3:21 pm)

    It’s a beautiful day so far!

  • Trileigh February 21, 2015 (6:32 pm)

    The conjunction is gorgeous! You can even see Mars with the naked eye, above Venus and to the right. What a perfect evening, with the clear sky and th crescent moon!

    • WSB February 21, 2015 (6:35 pm)

      I just added that – went out to the corner and could see it from there, without binoculars or scope.

  • AmandaKH February 21, 2015 (6:45 pm)

    Stunning! Love it!

  • Ray February 21, 2015 (7:19 pm)

    Did not even know it was happening today, but walked out of store facing due West and saw all three.

    it is so rare we actually have good sky/weather conditions to be able to view a celestial event like this.

  • Ah! February 22, 2015 (12:01 am)

    Well,it was better last night with the Moon, Mars and the Venus were all close mingling together. We even saw the Jupiter’s moon(just one, though)with binoculars. It was beautiful.
    I live the other side of the Casdade now, but I am sure that you can see the same sky!

    • WSB February 22, 2015 (12:15 am)

      Cloudy here Friday night, so this was our only chance.

  • G February 22, 2015 (1:08 pm)

    One thing you do miss on the West side is the night sky. The first time I sky the Milky Way on a crisp fall night in E. Oregon, I felt like I was looking up into a different universe. Just mind-blowing.

  • G February 22, 2015 (1:08 pm)

    “saw the Milky Way,” that is.

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