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Published: 2007-02-28 13:52:07
Updated: 2007-02-28 13:52:07
Posted February 28, 2007 1:52 p.m. EST
By Chad AdamsMIKE MOSS SAYS: Chad, You may have been a little too quick to dismiss your own first impression, as it appears Venus was in just about the position you mentioned at that time. According to calculations available from the US Naval Observatory web site, Venus would have been at an apparent altitude of about 11 degrees and an azimuth direction of 265 degrees at the time and date you noted, in the process of setting a bit later at 8:24 pm at an azimuth of 273 degrees (almost due west). The tools for making these calculations are all available on their web site at