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Venus and Jupiter Super Close Conjunction

Tomorrow morning Mon 2014-08-18, the two brightest planets, Jupiter and Venus, will be about 1/3 of a degree apart. That’s 20 arc minutes. This is extremely “close” on the sky for two planets and will be a spectacular sight to see.

Not only will they be close together but they will also be near M44 the Beehive Cluster open cluster of stars.

Sky and Telescope Article: Close Venus-Jupiter Conjunction on August 18th by Bob King from August 13, 2014.

Image: Jupiter and Venus from Atlanta at Mon 2014-08-18 05:54:00 -0400 (5:54 EDT). The planets are below Castor and Pollux in Gemini. Image from Stellarium.