Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Not UFOs

Those two bright beacons in the western sky after sunset are not UFOs. They are in fact our solar system neighbors  Venus and Jupiter. Venus is the lower and brighter one, with Jupiter above to the left.

The two planets have been gracing our night sky for months now, but Venus is getting brighter and hard to miss.. You may also have notices that the two are getting closer to each other. Venus is moving rapidly up toward Jupiter
 and the pair will be closest on the evening of June 30 when they will be less that the diameter of a full moon apart.  As a warm up show, the two planets will team up with the new crescent Moon this Sat night. 

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