Venus, the Gemini Twins, Jupiter, and of Course, a Lion

   During this month the planet Venus will move eastward past the stars of the Gemini Twins, in particular the stars marking their respective heads. Pollux on the left and Castor on the right. This picture was taken on June 2nd at around 9:30 pm MST from Tucson Arizona.
   Keep watching Venus because as the month progresses Venus will catch up with Jupiter, which currently is up to the left, east from Venus. By the end of this month Venus and Jupiter will be less than 1o apart. A little further east is the heart of Leo the Lion, the star Regulus, where Venus will be next month.
Caution: Objects viewed with an optical aid are further than they appear.
Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.

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