Sunday, 17 August 2014

Little Gnome Astronomical Fact #7

Jupiter and Venus in Conjunction


On the morning of August 18th for early morning risers there will be a chance to see the two brightest planets next to each other in the sky. Jupiter and Venus are said to be in conjunction which means they appear to be next to each other in the sky. In reality of course they are many millions of miles apart.





 The best time to see this conjunction will be at about 5.00 am and you will need a clear eastern horizon as both planets will appear low in the sky.

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