Monthly Notes

August 1, 2021

If you get up early in the morning just before sunrise but when it is still dark, look low in the west and you will see a bright star that is actually the planet Jupiter. In the evening, after sunset, you will see Venus in the same area but Venus is much brighter than Jupiter.

Venus is the very brightest planet and “star” in the sky, followed by Jupiter. The planet Jupiter was considered the King because it can be visible all night long where Venus is visible only in the early evening or early morning— “tied” to our Sun because it orbits inside Earth’s orbit.

The Pleiades or Seven Sisters

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