[quote]Originally posted by trevorM:
<strong>Pictures?? Cant see in Australia
Sure you can see Venus from Australia right now. Typically any planet that can be see in one part of the world (not counting arctic and antarctic extremes) can be seen in any other part of the world during roughly the same span of days.
If you use my <a href="http://www.skyviewcafe.com
" target="_blank">skyviewcafe.com</a> web site (the link is also in my sig line), throw in your local latitude, longitude, and time zone (there's a facility to look up that info) you can see where to look and when. Turn on the feature that labels the planets by name for extra help spotting Venus.
For instance, in Syndey Venus rose at 3:05am local time this Christmas morning, roughly ESE. It will rise tomorrow at 3:03. Mars will be nearby above Venus, but not nearly so bright by comparison. You'll have a good hour and more for Venus to rise higher in the sky where it will be easier to see, before twilight interferes with the view.
If you know just where to look, Venus can actually be seen in broad daylight when it's far enough away from the Sun and bright at the same time -- conditions will be especially good on and around January 11th (10th in the US), when Venus is at maximum elongation.
[ 12-24-2002: Message edited by: shetline ]</p>