NARIT National Astronomical Research Institute Posted via Facebook stating “December 7th, Chulalongkorn “Venus is the brightest” to end the year 2021
In the evening of December 7, 2021, Venus will appear its brightest in the year (The Greatest Brilliancy) brightly visible to the naked eye in the west. After the sun goes down the horizon until about 20.00 hrs.
#NARIT invites you to observe Venus, the brightest of the year and other celestial objects The night includes the thin crescent moon, the 3 lunar phases, Saturn and Jupiter. at 3 main observation points
– Sirindhorn Astronomical Park, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai Province, call 081-8854353
– Observatory Chaloem Phrakiat 7 cycles of His Majesty the King’s birthday, Nakhon Ratchasima, Tel. 086-4291489
– Observatory Chaloem Phrakiat 7th Cycle Birthday Anniversary Chachoengsao Tel. 084-0882264
Venus is the brightest of the year This is when Venus is quite large in size. and orbits away from the Earth at an appropriate distance Has an apparent brightness rating of -4.6. If observed through a telescope, Venus appears as a crescent moon. For other days, even Venus has a thicker crescent. but with a position away from the world The brightness therefore decreases as well.
Venus is the brightest planet in the sky. And is the second planet in the solar system after Mercury, orbits closer to the sun than the Earth. Venus is located in the sky up to 47 degrees away from the sun, so we can only observe Venus for a short time after sunset or before sunrise. It never appeared in the middle of the sky or in the middle of the night. If Venus appears in the sky in the early evening in the west behind the sunset Thai people are called “City star”, but if Venus appears in the early morning in the east before the sun rise Thai people are called “Dazzling Star”