Venus – Jupiter Conjunction

   Wednesday morning January 23rd the inner planet Venus and an outer planet, Jupiter, will be rising together a couple of hours before the Sun rises. The two planets will be about 2-3o from each other and will easily fit within the field of view of binoculars. The two planets have been moving toward this conjunction and as the days pass Venus will continue moving east and away from Jupiter.

   
   
   

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1 thought on “Venus – Jupiter Conjunction

  1. I realize that such conjunctions are only optical, but they’re fun. I like unaided-eye astronomy. Maybe I’m too lazy to deal with lots of equipment, but I like to walk outside and say “Oh, wow. Look at that.”

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