Venus, Jupiter and Moon, June 19, 2015

DSC02591

Venus, Jupiter and the moon shine through the clouds this evening.  (To see Jupiter, click the image to see it larger.  The planet appears to the left of its name label on the image.) Venus and Jupiter are 6.5 degrees apart with the moon 7 degrees below Venus.  Tonight we are 11 days before the Great Epoch Conjunction of 2015, when the two planets appear less than an apparent full moon diameter apart.

For more about the conjunction, see this summary article.

See this article for more as Venus as an Evening Star.



Categories: Astronomy, Sky Watching

Tags: , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: