Camerons self catering luxury Holiday Cottage by Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland.
Friday, February 24, 2012
As we looked up at the evening sky last night watching the setting sun disappear behind the mountain we were amazed by the brightness of two lights in the western sky, one much brighter than the other. Doing some research we discovered that they were in fact the planets of Venus and Jupiter, Venus being the brighter and bigger of the two. There was also a crescent moon on display. All these will be visible over this weekend on Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 25 and 26) weather permitting of course.
The planet Mercury may also be visible too, low on the horizon, beneath Venus depending on your sky conditions, but disappears quickly after sunset.
The planets will be closest on March 15th when they will only be 3 degrees apart....or six widths of the moon to you and me.
For more detailed information on this weekends planet show click here. You may have noticed that the above photo is not the crescent moon but I thought I'd get in the celestial mood.