A photograph taken this week by Aguadilla shows the nearby planet Venus in detail. It is the planet that shines brightest as seen from the point of view of the Earth.
"Venus looks spectacular early in the morning, and just before dawn on Thursday looks even more pronounced when accompanied by the last moon, as with the planet Jupiter," says the Caribbean Society of Astronomy (SAC).
The educational entity noticed that the beautiful heavenly view is best appreciated between 4:30 am. and 6:00 am.m.
Efrain Morales, one of the great SAC astrophotographs, captured a picture of Venus, in which some details of the atmosphere on the nearby planet were noticed.
SAC explained that Venus looks at phases, similar to those shown by the Moon, because we see that the planet is lit on one side, because it is a planet that is a little closer to the Sun. "By contrast, when you notice a planet like Jupiter, its location beyond our orbit allows us to see its sphere fully lit," the organization added.
The extraordinary brilliance of Venus, SAC explained that this is mainly because its atmosphere contains dense clouds of sulfuric acid and combined with its relative proximity to the Sun, it causes it to be a planet extreme reflective and bright. "It's also the planet that most that for on Earth, "said the educational entity.
He pointed out that although it was recently about 54 million kilometers from our planet, Venus is currently 80 million miles (129 million kilometers) from Earth.