Christmas Day 2007


This is the sky as seen from Madrid (latitude 40N) at 07:30 local time on December 25th 2007.



Venus is in the constellation of Libra. It is 20 degrees high in the south east in the brightening dawn sky. There are no stars apart from Spica in Virgo of any great brilliance in this area of the sky, so the contrast will make Venus seem even brighter.


The planet is magnitude –4.1 and its disk is 75% illuminated