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Venus and Jupiter to pass in the night sky

3 years agoNews : The Coming Crisis

The pairing of Jupiter and Venus in the sky is set to reach its closest point in the coming days. Despite being vastly far from one another in space, the conjunction will make them appear just a few degrees apart in the sky - about the width of a pair of fingers held at arm's length.The pair can be seen to the west-southwest, shortly after sunset.Venus is the brighter of the two, and Jupiter will appear to move in a line past it for the rest of the month.
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L.A. City Hall with an impressive trio: the moon, Venus and Jupiter

Lifestyle / Travel : L.A. Times Daily Travel Deal (6 years ago)

A crescent moon, Venus (the dot at the lowest point in the photo) and Jupiter (to the right of Venus) appear in the sky Monday (Dec. 1), with L.A.’s City Hall in the foreground. The conjunction, when the bodies appeared closest to e... Read Post

The Sky This Week - Thursday March 15 to Thursday March 22

Academics / Astronomy : Astroblog (3 years ago)

The Last Quarter Moon is Thursday March 15. Venus is easily visible in the western evening sky close to Jupiter. Venus and Jupiter were at their closest on March 14, and are now moving apart. Mars is in the late eastern evening sky,... Read Post

lights in the sky

Academics / Astronomy : Systemic (3 years ago)

It’s hard to miss Jupiter and Venus in the early evening sky right now, and later this week, on March 15th at 10:37 UT, they will reach an impressive conjunction, with Venus near maximum elongation (separated by 46 degrees from the ... Read Post

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