2017, February 3: Venus and Mars



Venus and Mars shine in the southwestern sky as seen from Madison County, Ohio Friday evening.  The planets appear at their closest (5 degrees) until both appear in the morning sky in October when they have a spectacular conjunction.

The planets separate rapidly during the next few weeks as Venus moves toward the sun for inferior conjunction in late March.

For more information about the Venus-Mars encounter and other planet observations, see these articles:

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