CONVERGING PLANETS: Venus and Jupiter are converging for a stunning conjunction in the pre-dawn sky. At closest approach on August 18th, the two planets will be just 0.2 degrees apart, tight enough to hide behind the tip of your outstretched pinky. www.spaceweather.com
- Look east about 30 minutes before sunrise so at about 5:40AM.
- A clear view of the horizon is required to see the low-hanging pair.
- Each morning between now and the 18th the distance between the two will decrease as they converge for their dramatic meeting next Monday.
If you happen to capture the two planets, send an image to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sky conditions will be prime for viewing the next several mornings!
Jill Gilardi Fox 6 Meteorologist