Title: Venus Jupiter Moon Conjunction
Location: Evening skies, west-southwest, just after sunset - beginning NOW (late Aug.)
Date / Time: Sep 01, 2005 - 7:30pm
Comments: Our two brightest planets, Jupiter & Venus appear STRIKING as twilight falls in early September. While Venus gleams a pure white, Jupiter shines a few shades toward pale peach. Watch how their colors deepen toward orange, and even red, as they descend. Start looking during the last week of August to see Venus climbing away from the Sun, while Jupiter slides in. The planets appear closest to each other Sept.1st. On Sept. 6th, the waxing crescent Moon joins the duo to create a stunning trio! Enjoy this conjunction, as the next nice one between these two planets happens in February 2008. (From Astronomy Magazine, Sept. 2005) For more info: http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2005/26aug_sunset.htm?list761521

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