Venus and Jupiter, June 23, 2015


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Just one week before the Great Epoch Conjunction of 2015, brilliant Venus is 4 degrees from Jupiter in the western sky as seen from the Chicago area.   The star Regulus is about 10 degrees to the upper left of Jupiter.  Venus is over 10 times brighter than the Giant Planet as Venus approaches its greatest brightness during this evening appearance.  On June 30, Venus and Jupiter appear nearly 15 times closer than they are tonight!

For more about the conjunction, see this summary article.

See this article for more as Venus as an Evening Star.

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