Monday, June 29, 2015

Look to the skies

Venus and Jupiter light up the evening sky this week, appearing extremely close the next two nights.
The planets have been high in the sky in recent weeks, but their time in the evening sky is growing short.
After July 1st, both planets will appear to quickly separate and sink closer to the horizon. They'll be lost in the glare of the sunset by the end of the month. Both will reappear in late August as bright morning stars visible before dawn.
But before that, Venus and Jupiter will offer one last opportunity for an amazing photo at dusk. As a grand finale, the planets will be joined by the razor-thin crescent moon on July 18th. The tight celestial grouping will span no more than 4 degrees—less than the width of the three middle fingers held at arm's length.

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