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The Venus Jupiter Conjunction

astronomical diagram for wcco com for march 12 2012 The Venus Jupiter Conjunction

(credit: Mike Lynch)

Mike Lynch say that the Venus-Jupiter conjunction is fantastic this week with the bright planets only three degrees apart!

Venus is the brighter of the two on the right. It’s absolutely gorgeous!

With a small telescope or even a good pair of binoculars you can see up to four tiny stars that are Jupiter’s largest moons, either side of the disk of Jupiter. Jupiter is 520 million miles away and Venus is 75 million miles away.

Enjoy!

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