Saturday, August 16, 2014

Astronomy Alert : Venus and Jupiter Close Conjunction Monday

  On Monday morning August 18, 2014, the two brightest planets, Jupiter and Venus will be just one third of a degree apart.  For reference the Moon is one half degree in diameter.  The photograph below was taken just before 6 AM this morning as they rose over Lake Erie, when they were 2 degrees apart. 

    The next image identifies the two planets

  The positions they'll assume at 6 AM  Monday are shown here.

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