Venus set to shine bright twice this year
The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (Narit) is inviting people to keep a lookout for Venus, which will be at its brightest on two evenings this year – on April 28 from 6.30pm to 9pm on the western side of the sky and in the morning of July 8 from 3.30am to 6am on the eastern side.
The star can be observed without a telescope nationwide, and if seen through a telescope, it will appear like a crescent moon. It is expected that the star’s brightness will stand at -4.6 magnitude of the brightness of the sun. The full moon appears at -13, or about 400,000 times fainter than the sun.
Published : April 24, 2020
By : The Nation