Jupiter, Venus Together This Evening

Look to the west around sunset
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2015 5:05 PM CDT
The planets Venus, bottom, and Jupiter, top center, light the sky above Matthews, N.C., on June 29, 2015.   (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

(Newser) – Sky watchers get a treat this evening: Venus and Jupiter will appear to be practically on top of each other. The two planets will be separated in the sky by just one-third of a degree, which means you'll be able to cover them both with your pinky finger, notes NASA. Together, they will look like "tight, brilliant double star in the evening sky," writes Sky & Telescope. And NPR adds that it won't be complicated to see the sight. It doesn't even have to be dark: "Just look to the west around sunset."

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