Triple Planetary Conjunction

    Over the next few evenings the inner planet Venus and the planet Jupiter will pass each other coming as close as about 0.07o. That is considerably smaller than the diameter of the full Moon. As this graphic shows the planet Mercury is also part of the scene and the three planets are within 5-6o of each other. With binoculars the planetary trio is easily seen, and through the eyepiece of a telescope you can easily fit Venus and Jupiter.

   
   
   

Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for monthly observing information, or here to go to bobs-spaces.

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