Catch Jupiter Homing in on Venus Through June

Getting closer... Venus, Jupiter, the Moon and an iridium flare on the night of May 26th, 2015. Image credit and copyright: Chris Lyons

Getting closer… Venus, Jupiter, the Moon and an iridium flare on the night of May 26th, 2015. Image credit and copyright: Chris Lyons

Are you ready to hear an upswing in queries from friends/family and/or strangers on Twitter asking “what are those two bright stars in the evening sky?”

It’s time to arm yourself with knowledge against the well-meaning astronomical onslaught. The month of June sees the celestial action heat up come sundown, as the planet Jupiter closes in on Venus in the dusk sky. Both are already brilliant beacons at magnitudes -1.5 and -4 respectively, and it’s always great to catch a meeting of the two brightest planets in the sky.(…)
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