On these dates, a line drawn through the relevant planet paths with respect to Celestial North show them to be in alignment. For more details see the planetary conjunctions section below. P rinter-friendly versions of this chart are available for Northern and Southern hemisphere views. Astronomical co-ordinates of Right Ascension longitude, measured Eastwards in hrs:mins and Declination latitude, measured in degrees North or South of the celestial equator are marked around the border of the chart. The eight star names shown in yellow-green were officially adopted by the I nternational Astronomical Union IAU in The Venus Evening Apparition of F ollowing superior conjunction on August 14th when it passes directly behind the Sun in the constellation of Leo , the Lion Venus ' apparition as an 'Evening Star' gets underway as the planet emerges in the dusk sky in late September The time of year at which the planet becomes visible depends upon the observer's latitude; Southern and Equatorial latitudes are first to see it, low down in the West shortly after sunset.
In mid-September Venus is positioned at a distant 1. Its low altitude, great distance from the Earth and small apparent size makes it a difficult object to observe telescopically, with no detail being visible in its clouds. Venus itself enters Chart 1 coverage on October 16th.
From early to mid-October, observers in Northern Tropical latitudes begin to detect the planet, low in the WSW after sunset.
Meanwhile, observers at mid-Northern latitudes are just beginning to detect Venus , low down in the WSW at dusk. These take place when two planets attain the same celestial longitude, so that they appear close together in the night sky. This particular Venus - Mercury conjunction is nearly in line with the star Lib Upsilon Librae , mag. From 15 to 16 hours UT the waxing crescent Moon nicely positions itself at the centre of the wide planetary grouping, an event ideally seen by observers located in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, the Horn of Africa, Madagascar and the Western Indian Ocean.
In early November Mercury is moving retrograde East to West against the background stars of Libra and is quickly heading back in towards the Sun. Over the next week the planet becomes lost from view in the dusk twilight. Antares shines with an unmistakable orange - red hue since it is a red supergiant, estimated to measure at least times the diameter of our Sun.
It is one of several stars which have been formally assigned 'new' names by the International Astronomical Union IAU in the last few years. Since the IAU's Working Group on Star Names has been cataloguing and standardizing the star names used by the international astronomical community. At most inferior conjunctions Mercury passes a short distance to the North or South of the Sun , making it unobservable from the Earth because of the overwhelming solar glare. The planet is nearing the close of its apparition and will be lost from view by mid-December.
On November 16th the giant planet enters Sagittarius , the Archer, the most Southerly constellation of the zodiac. A Gibbous Venus sketched by Paul G. Abel Leicester, UK on May 21st using an 8-inch mm Newtonian reflector telescope at x magnification. The sketches were produced left in white light and right with a deep yellow eyepiece filter. With an apparent dimension of 90' by 40', the nebula is visible to the naked-eye from dark sites and is a spectacular sight through larger telescopes - particularly those fitted with nebular filters.
The planet's passage South of the nebula begins at 15 hours UT on the 26th and ends at 08 hours UT on the 27th. Seen in a North-up orientation, the teapot appears 'tipped up', pouring its contents South-westwards into neighbouring Scorpius. Venus then sets at its most Southerly point along the local horizon, an effect which is more pronounced the further away from the Equator an observer is situated. It is best seen at dusk from a narrow band of the Earth stretching from South-eastern China through the Philippines, Eastern Indonesia and Eastern Australia.
Iit has an apparent diameter of 24' and its integrated magnitude i. It is just visible to the naked-eye from dark sites, is easily seen through binoculars and is beautifully resolved in telescopes. Over the next week Venus passes North of the four stars which form the 'handle' of the Teapot. Venus will occult pass in front of Albaldah during its morning apparition in View from. North up.
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The ringed planet is in the final weeks of its apparition and, being very distant and small, is not seen at its best at this time. Its rings are however nicely open and measure 34" across, the globe of the planet measuring 15" across. Saturn mag. They were named as such by Claudius Ptolemy ca.
Prima Giedi and Algedi are separated in the night sky by 6'.
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Rey On older star maps, such as the Uranographia published in by Johann Elert Bode , these stars marked the amphora from which the water was poured. Around mid-January, observers in Southern Tropical latitudes see Venus reach its highest altitude after sunset for the current evening apparition. T he paths of Venus and Mercury through the zodiac constellations during the latter part of Venus' evening apparition in click on the thumbnail for the full-size image.
The earlier part of the apparition appears in the star chart above. This is a good time for networking, strategizing and synthesizing creativity with practicality. Build it and they will come. As always during full Moon, the Sun is positioned in the opposite sign, Libra, and is joined by Mars, aspecting his own sign of Aries and also retrograde Mercury.
The Cycle of Venus and the Age of Awareness
This is an interesting and strong Moon moment, as Bharani nakshatra is lorded by Venus and located within Aries, lorded by Mars. At this time of this full Moon, these two planets, Venus and Mars, are enjoying a powerful exchange of signs, which should be supportive for relationships, mental well-being and almost any kind of creative or building project. As mentioned above, this is known as Kartik Purnimaa, the full Moon when it falls in Krittika nakshatra. To be exact, this full Moon is a couple of hours away from reaching Krittika territory, but since it is so close, we still consider it Kartik Purnimaa, even though the Moon's exact moment of fullness came in Bharani.
Since this moment occurs before sunrise, it is still considered Monday by the traditional reckoning, which is also the Moon's own day of the week.
This further strengthens this Moon, who is reflecting the light of the Sun, who is not as happy in Venus' sign of Libra. This time around the full Moon may be great for getting perspective.
Mercury Retrograde October/November ~ Healing Venom by Darkstar Astrology
With no other planets conjoining the Moon, we may be either inspired to take some time alone for quiet reflection or be forced into it. Either way, place an intention to calmly perceive the current situation, pause to regain your energy and then move forward. The Sun has a much better relationship with his friend Mars than Venus. Moving from Venus' air sign, Libra, into Mars' territory of Scorpio will help the Sun, who we rely on for truth, clarity and self-definition. Additionally, by moving out of Libra, the Sun escapes the aspect of Rahu, which can also tend to confuse or muddle the pure intentions of the Sun.
Scorpio is co-ruled by Mars and Ketu, the south node of the Moon. With Mars in Libra and Ketu in Sagittarius, they are squeezing their own sign on either side. It may be helpful to take time out of the normal daily routine and inject some deep self-reflection. Planning ways to retreat from the norm in order form new strategies for managing self-care, exercise routines, work schedules, properties or spiritual practices could be very productive. Activities supported by the Sun's light in Scorpio include introspection and meditative activities, deep cleaning and removal of waste, poetry, journaling, overcoming negative habits, resource management.
Retrograde Mercury is very strong in the sense that retrograde motion can increase the inherent qualities of a planet as well as confusing them, much like the energy that the nodes Rahu and Ketu can add to a planet's effects when conjoining or aspecting.
In this case, retrograde Mercury has just dipped back into Swati nakshatra, which is ruled by Rahu as well as receiving a very tight aspect from exalted Rahu who currently occupies Mercury's sign of Gemini. Rahu has become even more powerful due to his transit through Ardra nakshatra, which he rules. The end result is that there is a bunch of static being created around Mercury, so it may be difficult to get a clear message out or to receive the proper information or data around this time. It is best to wait at least a few days after Mercury resumes direct motion to attack problems that require the brilliance and flexibility of Mercury.
All of the planets will remain in direct motion until Mercury initiates another retrograde cycle in mid-February Take a few deep breaths and don't get ahead of yourself, but do make plans for your communications and business projects to move along in the next few months.
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That is a ton of zodiacal territory to cover and in the process he passes by Jupiter, Ketu, Saturn and Sun by mid-January. This could be a busy time for building relationships, setting plans into motion, business deals, writing projects, educational pursuits and networking. Get to it, but again, with Jupiter running at top speed and Mercury running even faster, it may be a good idea to consciously slow down and deeply consider each step. Recently re-emerged in the evening star form, visible in the western sky after sunset, the planet of oneness, Venus, moves through the challenging degrees of the gandanta between Scorpio and Sagittarius on November Let's watch Venus work the room as she glides into Jupiter's fire sign, not the most comfortable place for Venus, who will also be moving past Jupiter, Ketu and Saturn as she attempts to decorate for the holidays.
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