Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Venusian Appulse

Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows the waning Moon and a bright Venus in an apparent close conjunction, or appulse. (If you had zoomed out from this image, you would have seen Jupiter as well, further to the right from the Moon, my extremely amateur image of that is below). It's a coincidence of angles, but it's a wonderful thing to see in the morning or evening sky.

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