2018, December 26: Morning Star Venus and Jupiter


With a waning gibbous moon high in the southwest, brilliant morning star Venus shines during morning twilight from the southeast.  Jupiter is emerging from its solar conjunction.  Find a clear horizon to see Jupiter.

This morning the Venus-Jupiter gap is nearly 23 degrees.  Venus passes Jupiter on January 22.  The conjunction gap is about 2.4 degrees.  Watch the separation close during the opening days of the new year.

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