Yesterday was unusually warm–beautiful Spring weather, or at least an early taste of it. I took advantage of the balmy evening to pull out a telescope, and headed out to the back yard with Honeybee and Jumping Spider. We looked at Venus and the moon, but particularly enjoyed finding two of Jupiter’s moons.
Venus and Jupiter are easy to find right now–in the evening, look for Venus in the western sky–it will be the brightest object you can see. Then look above and slightly to the left, and you will find another very bright star–that is Jupiter. If you have a telescope, be sure to look for Jupiter’s moons. I believe there are four of them that can be found through a home telescope, although we only saw two.
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