APOD: 10 Days of Venus and Jupiter (2023 Mar 04)

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APOD: 10 Days of Venus and Jupiter (2023 Mar 04)

Post by APOD Robot » Sat Mar 04, 2023 5:06 am

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Explanation: Venus and Jupiter may have caught your attention lately. The impending close conjunction of the two brightest planets visible in clear evening skies has been hard to miss. With Jupiter at the top, starting on February 21 and ending on March 2, their close approach is chronicled daily, left to right, in these panels recorded from Dhanbad, India. Near the western horizon, the evening sky colors and exposures used for each panel depend on the local conditions near sunset. On February 22, Jupiter and Venus were joined by the young crescent Moon. The celestial pair appeared to be only the width of a full moon apart by March 2. Of course on that date the two planets were physically separated by over 600 million kilometers in their orbits around the Sun. In the coming days Jupiter will slowly settle into the glare at sunset, but Venus will continue to move farther from the Sun in the western sky to excel in its current role as the brilliant evening star.

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Re: APOD: 10 Days of Venus and Jupiter (2023 Mar 04)

Post by Fred the Cat » Sat Mar 04, 2023 6:17 pm

The last hour was and will be worth the wait. :yes:
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Re: APOD: 10 Days of Venus and Jupiter (2023 Mar 04)

Post by orin stepanek » Sun Mar 05, 2023 10:27 pm

Fred the Cat wrote: Sat Mar 04, 2023 6:17 pm The last hour was and will be worth the wait. :yes:
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Yes indeed Fred! It would be nice to go outside and look and see
whenever you get the chance!
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