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

One evening  a few weeks ago – more than a few now, Kam pointed to the sky.  I didn’t know what we were looking at.  Look to the left of the moon mum, there’s a planet.

Oh ok, how do you know that?  Mum, because it’s big, it’s bright, it’s not so sparkly, like you and grandad tell me. Oh, ok.

So, being the expert, I look on the iPad.  Sure enough I scan the area, and oh my, it’s a planet.  It’s Jupiter.  Oh golly gosh.

Visible Planets

Jupiter and Earth's Moon
Jupiter and Earth’s  moon:NASA

Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are the brightest planets in the sky.

We can see them with our eyes, indeed they are known as the Naked Eye Planets.  Of course, you must know where and what to look for – pretty amazing we think.
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