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Aug 18 2014
14:25 UTC

Astrophotos: Spectacular Venus-Jupiter Conjunction Graces the Dawn

The closest planetary conjunction of the year graced the skies this morning, and astrophotographers were out in force to marvel at the beauty. The duo were just 11. 9' apart, less than half the diameter of a Full Moon. Also joining the view was M44, the Beehive Cluster. We start with this gorgeous shot from Queensland, […]

Posted by Universe Today

Aug 17 2014
10:43 UTC

Venus and Jupiter Close together in the Twilight Glow (morning, 18 August 2014)

Morning sky on Monday August 18 looking north-east as seen from Adelaide at civil twilight, 6:30 am ACST. Venus is low above the horizon, Jupiter is so close it may be hard to see it separately. The inset shows the binocular view (click to embiggen)Morning sky on Monday August 18 looking north-east as seen from Brisbane at civil twilight, 5:22 am AEST. (click to embiggen)Morning sky on Monday August 18 looking north-east as seen from Darwin at civil twilight, 6:37 am ACST.&

Posted by Astroblog

Aug 16 2014
16:56 UTC

Morning Conjunction: Venus and Jupiter, August 2014

On Monday morning, 18 August 2014, in the eastern sky before sunrise you'll see a very close conjunction of the two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter. They've been shining brightly in the pre-dawn sky for a while now, but as they trace out their separate orbits around the Sun they appear to move relative to […]

Posted by Dark Sky Diary

Aug 15 2014
08:11 UTC

August 18, 2014 Venus-Jupiter Conjunction

Heads up for Filipino astronomy enthusiasts: From Aug 18 to 20, 2014, Venus and Jupiter will appear very close to each other (less than the width of a full moon) in the sky around 5:30am. Both planets can be viewed in the telescope at the same time on Aug 18. Look east. Clear skies! Images […]

Posted by The Sky Above

Aug 14 2014
23:08 UTC

Jupiter & Venus Conjunction — Closest Approach Since 2000

After the Moon, the two brightest objects in the night sky are the planets Venus and Jupiter. Venus is a close neighbor and a very reflective planet, dominating morning and evening skies with its brilliant white shimmer against the changing colors of the dawn or dusk sky. Jupiter is the giant planet of the Solar System and despite its distance, is a bold and bright object for us to enjoy, especially in a telescope or binoculars. Venus & Jupiter ConjunctionThese two planets, like all of the o

Posted by The Urban Astronomer

Aug 05 2014
16:15 UTC

Boom! Io Explodes With Volcanic Eruptions Hundreds of Miles High

Three enormous volcanic eruptions on Jupiter's moon Io were witnessed by scientists¬last year using the Keck II and Gemini telescopes in Hawaii.¬The only other confirmed volcanically-active world in the solar system besides Earth, Io is constantly being resurfaced by eruptions and lava flows, due to internal heat and pressures caused by tidal stresses as a […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Aug 04 2014
22:58 UTC

Observations Reveal Massive Eruptions on Jupiter's Moon Io

Images of Io obtained at different infrared wavelengths (in microns, m, or millionths of a meter) with the W. M. Keck Observatory's 10-meter Keck II telescope on Aug. 15, 2013 (a-c) and the Gemini North telescope on Aug. 29, 2013 (d). The bar on the right of each image indicates the intensity of the infrared emission. Note that emissions from the large volcanic outbursts on Aug. 15 at Rarog and Heno Paterae have substantially faded by Aug. 29. A second bright spot is visible to the

Posted by astronomy cmarchesin

Aug 04 2014
16:25 UTC

5 Sky Events This Week: Scorpius Eyes the Moon, and Jupiter Rises

Lunar Lineup. ¬As darkness falls on Monday, August 4, the waxing gibbous moon, hanging in the low southwestern sky, is at the end of a cosmic lineup that includes Saturn, Mars, and Spica. Their distinct color differencesorange hues for Mars, yellowish for Saturn, and blue-white for Spicamake them a stunning trio. Moon and Antares. ¬By…

Posted by Breaking Orbit

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