Venus and Jupiter Meet At Last

Venus and Jupiter at dusk over Australia's Outback on June 27, 2015.  Credit: Joseph Brimacombe

Venus and Jupiter over Australia’s Outback at dusk on June 27, 2015. Tonight (June 29) the duo will be just 36 arc minutes apart or a little more than one Full Moon diameter. Tomorrow they’ll be even closer. Credit: Joseph Brimacombe

The year’s finest conjunction is upon us. Chances are you’ve been watching Venus and Jupiter at dusk for some time.

Like two lovers in a lengthy courtship, they’ve been slowly approaching one another for the past several months and will finally reach their minimum separation of just over 1/4° (half a Full Moon diameter) Tuesday evening June 30.(…)
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