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Eyes to the Sky

June 29 - July 3, 2015 



Exquisite planetary conjunction, Full Thunder Moon


An exquisitely close meeting, or conjunction, of Venus and Jupiter (the brightest planets visible from Earth) is occurring in the western sky tomorrow evening. It has been suggested that together they may look like a double star, as they will appear a slight .3 of a degree apart. See a very charged alignment tonight and Wednesday, as well, when the space between the two will be just .6 degree. Through Saturday, the pair will be separated by just 2 degrees or less.


Extend a pinky finger at arm's length into the space between the two heavenly bodies to measure 1 degree. When the tip of the little finger, extended at arm's length, covers Venus and Jupiter, we measure less than a degree; a fist indicates 10 degrees.


In sum, tonight find Jupiter poised to the upper left of dazzling Venus, the Evening Star. Tomorrow Jupiter is predicted to be so close as to be barely distinguishable from Venus. Jupiter is descending from the above left of the Evening Star; it moves to the right side of Venus on Wednesday.


Turn to the south-southeast at nightfall tonight to see the waxing (increasing in size) gibbous (greater than half) moon shining to the lower left of yellowish planet Saturn. Red star Antares, the heart of the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion, is positioned to the lower right of the moon, below Saturn - all visible in city skies.  In the coming weeks, in dark sky areas, enjoy Scorpius low in the south at nightfall and until it sets in the southwest after midnight, Saturn shining brightly atop the convincing scorpion form.


On Wednesday, the Full Thunder Moon rises in the east-southeast at 8pm. It is the first of two full moons in July - the next occurs on the 31st. This atypical celestial phenomenon is known as a "blue moon" and occurs once every two - three years.


The latest sunsets of the year in our locale, 8:31pm, began on June 22 and continue through Sunday, July 5.


Judy Isacoff


Photo Courtesy of oneminuteastronomer.com