Venus is visible above Earth's moon, which is illuminated solely by light reflected from Earth. Because of Venus's nearness to Earth and the way its clouds reflect sunlight, it appears to be the brightest planet in the night sky.

Venus is visible above Earth's moon, which is illuminated solely by light reflected from Earth. Because of Venus's nearness to Earth and the way its clouds reflect sunlight, it appears to be the brightest planet in the night sky, NASA

The parade of 5 bright planets visible in Earth's sky tonight will conclude with the moon and Mercury rising as darkness ebbs into dawn Wednesday morning.

The parade of 5 bright planets visible in Earth& sky tonight will conclude with the moon and Mercury rising as darkness ebbs into dawn Wednesday morning.

The year 2014 is packed with amazing night sky events. See the year's most exciting celestial events to mark on your calendar in this Space....

Need to break out the telescope.The year 2014 is packed with amazing night sky events. See the year's most exciting celestial events to mark on your calendar in this Space.

On May 14, 2014, just after sunset, nearly all of the naked-eye planets and the moon will be visible, strung out across the southern sky. From west to east, these are Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, and the moon.

If you go out tonight (May about half an hour after sunset and have clear weather, you will see a number of bright objects in the sky. The brightest of these celestial lights are four of five planets visible to the naked eye this month.

Visible planets - which planets are visible tonight?

DIY model of solar system.summer science lessons with the kiddos.Gonna paint and hang from the playroom ceiling .Image Map of the Solar System :: Planets & Dwarf Planets

See 5 Bright Planets in Night Sky—First Time in 8 Years  Find out when and where to see naked-eye objects this week.

The classical naked-eye planets—Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn—can be seen easily without optical aids and so have been known since ancient times.

Very Cool! All five visible planets in the March 2012 evening sky: Mercury (early March), Venus, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn (mid to late evening)

All five visible planets in the March 2012 evening sky: Mercury (early March), Venus, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn (mid to late evening)

Starting on September 7, and for a few days thereafter, look for the moon and the dazzling planet Jupiter close together from midnight until daybreak. Remember, Venus is also nearby before dawn – brighter than Jupiter and closer to the eastern horizon.

Starting on September and for a few days thereafter, look for the moon and the dazzling planet Jupiter close together from midnight until daybreak. Remember, Venus is also nearby before dawn – brighter than Jupiter and closer to the eastern horizon.

Tonight, as the calendar flips from 10/18 to the 19th, Uranus will be in opposition to the Sun, meaning that it'll be on the opposite side of the Earth in relation to our star. That positioning will bathe Uranus in light and it should be just enough to make the distant planet visible to the naked eye.

We’ll all get a great view of Uranus tonight, and we won’t even need a telescope

Tonight, as the calendar flips from 10/18 to the 19th, Uranus will be in opposition to the Sun, meaning that it'll be on the opposite side of the Earth in relation to our star. That positioning will bathe Uranus in light and it should be just enough to make the distant planet visible to the naked eye.

The parade of 5 bright planets visible in Earth's sky tonight will conclude with the moon and Mercury rising as darkness ebbs into dawn Wednesday morning.

It& be Tuesday night or Wednesday, depending on your time zone. Asteroid 2017 BX - found just days ago - is maybe about as big as a house.

This is amazing! Shows a video of the sky this month in the northern hemisphere. Identifies planets and constellations. WOW!

Amazing Space- The Space Telescope Science Institute, operator of the Hubble Space Telescope, employs science teachers, scientists, and engineers to develop interactive web-based lessons based on a variety of space-related concepts.

♥ M42, The Great Orion Nebula has always seemed the most provocative star in the sky since I was a little girl.

Cosmic Ordering Secrets - ♥ The Great Orion Nebula has always seemed the most provocative star in the sky since I was a little girl.

Get the latest on observing this week's night sky with tips and sky maps. See if there are any visible planets, comets, meteor showers, or even eclipses.

What's up in the sky tonight? Keep up on celestial events and get tips on observing the planets visible tonight, meteor showers, comets, eclipses, and more.

Jupiter, one of the brightest objects in the sky, rises alongside the moon tonight. Check out this impressive show and check the viewing conditions for your location. Also, read more about the planet and its role in the five visible morning planets.

Jupiter, one of the brightest objects in the sky, rises alongside the moon tonight. Check out this impressive show and check the viewing conditions for your location. Also, read more about the planet and its role in the five visible morning planets.

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