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Venus Jupiter Conjunction - right now

Several times each decade Venus and Jupiter appear quite close in the sky, as seen here in this 2009 photo from the European Southern Observatory. This arrangement results from all the planets being in the same plane - as the two objects orbit the sun sometimes they wind up close to on a line with the Earth. This year’s conjunction is happening right now, literally - if you have dark sky head out just after sunset and look to the west. This year’s conjunction is also special, as these two night lights are as close together in the sky as they will be for the next 40 years.


Image credit: ESO

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