Love Is In The Air: Venus and Jupiter Together At Last

Up close and personal

Up close and personal

You are sure to have been watching these bright bodies drift ever closer together this month. If you haven’t, it is not too late!

Venus, Jupiter, and Regulus

Venus, Jupiter, and Regulus

The pinnacle of this spectacle happens tomorrow evening on June 30th and will continue until July 1st. This will be the closest these bodies will be for over a year. The skies should be good in our region for stargazing.

The ecliptic sports Venus and Jupiter moving towards Regulus. Due to Venus’ much faster orbit, she will overtake Jupiter and pass him on July 2, 2015 but not before joining him for a night or two.

The best time to spy will be as dusk turns into darkness. Enjoy!

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