i am an unrequited astronomer, pretend patient, gentle adventurer, pedal enthusiast, recovering calligrapher, occasional thespian and unfinished poet living in portland, oregon. contacting me via email is usually a good idea.
Our rapidly lengthening nights now allow us to enjoy long evening walks in the mild air, and as the sunset hour approaches you can try your luck at spotting the bright planet Venus high in the west as Old Sol dips toward the horizon. This year gives us one of the best evening apparitions of the dazzling planet. These favorable circumstances repeat at eight-year intervals, so try to take full advantage of this one. If you can hide the Sun behind a tree or building before he sets, try finding Venus by “stacking” your clenched fists held at arms’ length. Venus will be about four fist-widths up from the Sun, and if you can’t spot her in daylight she should pop into view almost immediately after sunset. This week she moves between the stars Al-Nath and Zeta Tauri, which mark the tips of the horns of Taurus, the Bull.
i think it's saying you can conceivably see venus in the daytime! how cool is that?