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Venus and Jupiter conjunction to be visible in dawn sky

Venus and Jupiter conjunction to be visible in dawn sky

Significantly closer and visible to Jupiter's lower left is Venus, appearing through Earth's atmospheric clouds as unusually blue.

Anyone too far west of NY will miss the actual conjunction, though Venus and Jupiter will rise hight in the sky than for the United Kingdom: 12.8 degrees and 12.9 degrees respectively.

According to space.com, Venus will rise in Ireland around 5:56am on Monday morning and will be followed closely by Jupiter at 5:58am. On the far right, above the horizon, is our Moon, in a waxing crescent phase.

Tomorrow, Nov. 13, two of our solar system's brightest planets will be unusually close at dawn. The phenomenon last occurred in 2016 and the year before.

The planets, which orbit the sun about 416 million miles apart, will be just 17 arcminutes from each other when viewed from Earth.

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"You can't miss bright Venus in the predawn sky", says Jane Houston Jones from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The planets will stay visible for about an hour until sunrise at 7:15 a.m. local time. Locally sunrise is at 6:51 a.m., so the optimum time is 6:05 a.m. Seeing the sun through a telescope or binoculars can cause serious eye Problem without proper sun filters.

The two brighest planets are coming together.

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The planets will appear to be a distance less than the diameter of a full moon away from each other.

Typically the best stargazing conditions involve dark skies; however, Jupiter and Venus will shine brightly enough that they can be spotted even from large cities.


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