Planets en Western Slope Skies 8/16/13 <p>As August began, all of the bright planets were visible in our western slope skies. Since all of our solar system planets orbit the sun, the visible planets change from night to night.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As of today’s program, we have already lost Mercury from view for the rest of this month. It was visible in the early dawn for the first two weeks of the month. However, we still have Venus shining low on the evening horizon. Saturn will end the month just a little higher than Venus. Jupiter rises well after midnight, followed by Mars even later.</span></p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:16:48 +0000 Black Canyon Astronomical Society 14629 at Western Slope Skies 8/16/13