Visible Planets June 2015 – Mercury and Venus

PlanetsIn April and May, we wrote about which planets we would be able to see in the sky.  This is June’s post and I hope we get to use it.  It has been a useful post and we even took our own Jupiter photo in May!

Here is our post about the visible planets: Visible Planets.

Here are the links for July: Visible Planets July 2015 – Mercury and Venus and Visible Planets July 2015 – Mars, Jupiter and Saturn

Mercury

Mercury
Mercury

Mercury’s colour is yellowish, orange or pinkish.  Its hue comes from the sunrise or sunset sky colours.  It is a pinpoint of light, almost star like.

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Visible Planets May 2015 – Mercury and Venus

PlanetsIn April, we wrote about which planets we would be able to see in the sky.  This is May’s post and I hope we get to use it.  It has been a useful post and we even took our own Jupiter photo. (It is in the link given below, but is not a NASA masterpiece!

These are the links for those posts:

Visible Planets and Visible Planets May 2015 – Mars, Jupiter and Saturn

Here are the links for July: Visible Planets July 2015 – Mercury and Venus and Visible Planets July 2015 – Mars, Jupiter and Saturn

Mercury

Mercury
Mercury

Mercury’s colour is yellowish, orange or pinkish.  Its hue comes from the sunrise or sunset sky colours.  It is a pinpoint of light, almost star like.

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Visible Planets April 2015 – Mercury and Venus

Planets

I have decided to re-post this article about the visible planets from April 2015.  Kam and I like to look at the planets.  He has asked me how the planets have moved across the sky, so I thought if we keep these older posts.  I just hope that our other space and science posts don’t get lost in the similar articles section; of which I have no control over! Let’s see.

I hope these posts are useful for people, although essentially they are here to help Kam and his mum planet watch.

This is the link for the updated post:  Visible Planets May 2015 – Mercury and Venus and the latest post is for June: Visible Planets June 2015 – Mercury and Venus.

We’ve learnt a little about the visible planets from Earth;  those which we can see using our eyes.  This is the link for that post: Visible Planets.

Of course, as expected we’re not finished, I think we are just starting!

Anticipation, Kam’s next question: Ok, where do we look for the naked eye planets, – naked giggle, no clothes, that’s funny isn’t it, eyes don’t wear clothes – so where do we look for them?
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