Thursday morning November 2nd the inner planet Venus will be within 3-4o from the bluish-white star Spica in the constellation Virgo the Harvest Maiden. The two should make for a striking contrast in apparent magnitudes. Venus shines brightly with an apparent magnitude of -3.9 while Spica shines with an apparent magnitude of about 1.0.
Both will easily fit within the field of view of binoculars
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