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Tuesday
Jun 30 2015
05:50 UTC

The Great Conjunction

The Great ConjunctionWhen the two brightest celestial objects in the night sky (excepting the Moon) pass next to each other, this is a grand event on an astronomical scale. Jupiter and Venus are doing just that, passing less than a Moon's diameter from each other in a great conjunction, peaking on Tuesday June 30th. A casual spectator should have no trouble seeing the pair, particularly after the glare of sunset subsides (around 9:00 pm or later on the west coast of the USA). Enjoy this rare

Posted by The Urban Astronomer

Monday
Jun 29 2015
15:44 UTC

Venus and Jupiter Meet At Last

The year's finest conjunction is upon us. Chances are you've been watching Venus and Jupiter at dusk for some time. Like two lovers┬in a long courtship, they've┬been slowly┬approaching one another for the past several months and will finally reach their minimum separation of ┬just over 1/4┬ (half a Full Moon diameter) Tuesday evening June 30.(...)Read […]

Posted by Universe Today

Sunday
Jun 28 2015
12:37 UTC

Venus and Jupiter Draw Closer (June 28, 2015)

Venus and Jupiter as seen at around 18:15 ACST from Largs Bay, Adelaide on 28 June. 6 second exposure at ASA400 with my Canon IXUS. Click to embiggen. Venus and Jupiter as seen at around 18:20 ACST from Largs Bay, Adelaide on 28 June. Stack of 10x6 second exposures at ASA400 3x zoom with my Canon IXUS. Click to embiggen. And so it begins,the final stages of the long journey Venus and Jupiter have made as the come together for the finale on July 1. Campare these images to the ones on June

Posted by Astroblog

Monday
Jun 22 2015
15:25 UTC

The Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter in the Evening Sky

Starting tonight, go out and look west after sunset everyday. You will see two bright stars; but they are no stars, the brightest one is planet Venus and the other is Jupiter. If weather permits, you may also see a third bright star, and that is a real star named Regulus, the brightest star in […]

Posted by My Dark Sky

Monday
Jun 22 2015
08:22 UTC

planetary pair: venus & jupiter approaching!

... by it - the planet jupiter! they will keep getting closer and closer to each other over the next week and a half, culminating in what will appear to be a very bright double star system on july 1st. it's quite a beautiful sight - make sure you enjoy it! read more by tanya munro at the conversation. here was the view from Brno, Czech Republic as p

Posted by astropixie

Sunday
Jun 21 2015
14:15 UTC

A Line in the Sky, Venus, Jupiter and the Crescent Moon (21 June 2015)

The crescent Moon, Venus and Jupiter as seen at around 19:15 ACST from Largs Bay, Adelaide on 21 June. 2 second exposure at ASA400 3x zoom with my Canon IXUS. Click to embiggen to see Regulus and omega Leonis. About 5 minutes later down the beachClick to embiggen to see Regulus (almost hidden by the tree) and omega Leonis. 4 second exposure at ASA 400. Venus and Jupiter from the kitchen window, The Moon is hidden by the sunshade. This evening and tonight were marvelously clear (okay, there was so

Posted by Astroblog

Saturday
Jun 20 2015
12:02 UTC

A Triangle in the Sky, Venus, Jupiter and the Crescent Moon (20 June 2015)

The crescent Moon, Venus and Jupiter as seen at around 19:15 ACST from Largs Bay, Adelaide. 2 second exposure at ASA400 with my Canon IXUS. Click to embiggen. The crescent Moon (over exposed), Venus (bottom) and Jupiter (top) at 3X zoom 4 second exposure at ASA400. Click to embiggen. After a brilliantly clear day, the clouds came over in the late afternoon and squatted unwelcome over the sky. Evening feel, clouds didn't move except to give a fleeting glimpse of the Moon. After I had given up I

Posted by Astroblog

Friday
Jun 19 2015
15:12 UTC

Venus, Jupiter and the Moon do a Planet Dance (20-30 June 2015)

Early evening sky on Saturday June 20 looking north-west as seen from Adelaide at 18:30 ACST showing Venus, Jupiter and the Moon. Early evening sky on Sunday June 21 looking north-west as seen from Adelaide at 18:30 ACST showing Venus, Jupiter and the Moon. Early evening sky on Monday June 21 looking north-west as seen from Adelaide at 18:30 ACST showing Venus, Jupiter and the Moon. Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time. (click to em

Posted by Astroblog

Thursday
Jun 18 2015
23:25 UTC

NASA Gives GO' for Mission to Alien Ocean World at Jupiter Moon Europa

At long last NASA is heading back to Jupiter's mysterious moon Europa and doing so in a big way – because scientists believe it harbors an alien ocean of water beneath an icy crust and therefore is one of the most promising places in the solar system to search for signs of present-day life beyond […]

Posted by Universe Today

Thursday
Jun 18 2015
21:15 UTC

Approaching a Conjunction

Evening TrioEach day the planets Venus and Jupiter are drawing closer together in the evening sky, as Jupiter gradually sinks into the western twilight and Venus holds course. The two will have a close encounter (conjunction) on June 30th, but already the two are a striking pair in the evening sky, made more interesting by the waxing crescent Moon this weekend. Look for the trio just after sunset (around 8:45 pm in San Francisco) and watch them become more and more brilliant as the sunset sky tu

Posted by The Urban Astronomer

Friday
Jun 12 2015
18:57 UTC

Weekly Space Hangout — June 12, 2015: Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: This week we welcome Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program Participants: Michael Prokosch (Seeing Stars Blog, MikeProkosch@shsuobservatory) Tim Spuck (tspuck@nrao. edu) Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein / briankoberlein. com) Vivian White (vwhite@astrosociety. org). Guests: Jolene Creighton (@jolene723 / fromquarkstoquasars. com) Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein / briankoberlein. com) Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter. org / @MorganRehnberg ) Alessondra

Posted by Universe Today

Friday
Jun 12 2015
14:40 UTC

UK Amateur Recreates the Great Red Spot's Glory Days

Maybe it's too soon for a pity party, but the profound changes in the size and prominence of Jupiter's Great Red Spot (GRS) in the past 100 years┬has me worried. After Saturn's rings, Jupiter's big bloody eye is one of astronomy's most iconic sights. This titanic hurricane-like storm has charmed earthlings since Giovanni Cassini first […]

Posted by Universe Today

Friday
Jun 05 2015
10:23 UTC

How Did New Horizons Get to Pluto so Quickly?

Our Solar System is vast. We on Earth cruise around the Sun in an orbit with a radius of about 150 million km (93 million miles), but the most distant […]

Posted by Astronotes

Thursday
Jun 04 2015
13:13 UTC

Catch Jupiter Homing in on Venus Through June

Are you ready to hear an upswing in queries from friends/family and/or strangers on Twitter asking what are those two bright stars in the evening sky? It's time to arm yourself with knowledge against the well-meaning astronomical onslaught. The month of June sees the celestial action heat up come sundown, as the planet Jupiter closes […]

Posted by Universe Today

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