Venus and Jupiter Draw Close!

  JUPITER AND VENUS are drawing very close! These two will get closer and closer in the evening sky over the month of June. In early June, Venus will form a straight line with the bright “twin stars” Castor and Pollux in Gemini. After that, these stars will drop lower toward the sunset, away from Venus, as the Sun begins … Continue reading

Lunar Conjunctions in May

  On the evening of Thursday, May 21, the waxing crescent Moon will pass the blazingly bright planet Venus. Look to the western sky after sunset to see this pair glittering in the twilight. Keep your eye on the Moon for the next couple of nights, as it will pass the very bright planet Jupiter on the evening of Saturday, … Continue reading

Jupiter Approaching Venus

Most people are unaware that the planets Venus and Jupiter are the brightest objects in the sky after the Sun and Moon, and brighter than any stars in the sky. Every so often, these bright planets line up in the evening sky, making a beautiful sight. However, on July 1, 2015, there will be a very close conjunction of these … Continue reading

Conjunction of the Moon and Venus

  On Tuesday, April 21, the three-day old waxing crescent Moon will be in conjunction with the planet Venus, the bright evening star. This is a regular conjunction between these two bodies, and it happens every month. However, this month, the Moon and Venus are joined by the bright star Aldebaran, the red eye of the bull in the constellation … Continue reading

  TRIO: VENUS, MARS & THE MOON… The brilliant Evening Star VENUS has been blazing in the evening sky. The red planet MARS has been drawing closer to Venus, as it prepares to disappear into the sunset. Soon thereafter, Mars will move behind the Sun in its orbit, as seen from Earth. Venus and Mars come together TONIGHT, the evening … Continue reading

Conjunction of the Moon With Jupiter

  The planet Jupiter is the very bright “star” near the Full Moon tonight, February 3. After nightfall tonight, be sure to go outside and take a look! (FYI, the Moon passes Jupiter every other month of the year, but only when Jupiter is near opposition does the FULL MOON pass Jupiter. At this time, both the Moon and Jupiter … Continue reading

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