Star of the month Venus

 Illuminated phases of Venus 

in deutsch

 

Let's magnify 350x the bright in evening lightning planet in the western direction. From the first April 2001 on, you find Venus in the morning sky.

click on the sketch to get the illuminated phase of  Venus 

 

Der Abendstern 300 - 400x vergrößert. Ab 1.4.01 ist sie wieder der Morgenstern. 
     
22.12.2000,  64% illuminated   d=19"

26.1..2001,   46% illuminated    d = 27"

12.2.2001, 37% illuminated    d = 34"

16.2.2001,  32% bel.    d = 36"

28.2.2001,  22% illuminated   d = 43"

13.3.2001,  11%  illuminated     d = 52"

16.3.2001,  6,5%  illuminated,    d = 55"... clear athmosphere !!!     

              

 

1.4.2001,7:05 am  1 % illuminated,  d = 59.6" 

...under conjunction. Phantastic atmosphere!!!   

 

 

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© 2001, all photos and text by Th. Boeckel