Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter – 1

2015-06-27 Venus Jupiter Sunset – Wide Angle

Jupiter and Venus are edging towards a very close conjunction on 1st July.

This second set of images shows that the gap between the two planets had narrowed to just over two degrees from my previous images taken seven days ago, when the gap was 12 degrees.

In the first image above, the pair are located in the deep blue, just right of upper centre.

Click image below to enlarge.

2015-06-27 Venus Jupiter Conjunction
2015-06-27 Venus (lower left) Jupiter (upper right) conjunction – telephoto, cropped.

Enlarge this second image to view three moons of Jupiter aiming at Venus.

The closest conjunction will be less than half a degree in three days time, on 1st July.

More to come, if the weather is kind.

EDIT:

Another image, taken in early twilight two days later, with two days to go before the closest conjunction and a separation of just one degree:

2015-06-29 Venus-Jupiter Conjuction With Clouds
2015-06-29 Venus-Jupiter Conjuction With Clouds

All images © R.Powell

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