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Venus jumped over the moon


Ra Andresven

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Venus jumped over the moon. Beginner here. Every night for a week I look at moon at 12 o’clock high…. Venus is trailing behind for almost 2 weeks, but closing the gap. Last night, November 24, Friday, 2023 Venus close with two moons spacing. Tonight, Saturday, November 2023, Venus is now leading ahead of the moon by 5 moon widths. How did she jump over the moon in one day.? what happened. any good explanations?

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Hello and welcome to the forum.

Where in the world are you located?

 

From my location in north of England on 24th November Jupiter was trailing the Moon

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On 25th it was slightly in front.

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On the 26th it was considerably in front. Reason Celestial mechanics.

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So you weren't looking at Venus at all.

HTH

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At present you might see Venus early in the morning in the south east.

 

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It's the brightest object in the sky, (in the constellation of Virgo) at around 07:30 GMT, but it won't be high, maybe 28°.

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On 11/26/2023 at 4:08 AM, Ra Andresven said:

Venus jumped over the moon. Beginner here. Every night for a week I look at moon at 12 o’clock high…. Venus is trailing behind for almost 2 weeks, but closing the gap. Last night, November 24, Friday, 2023 Venus close with two moons spacing. Tonight, Saturday, November 2023, Venus is now leading ahead of the moon by 5 moon widths. How did she jump over the moon in one day.? what happened. any good explanations?

 

These are a bit platform specific:

 

Stellarium 12.3

 

SkySafari 7

 

KStars

 

Celestron SkyPortal

 

 

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