Skywatchers – during this month (June, 2015), you will have an incredible chance to see what looks like Venus and Jupiter collide. The convergence is already happening, but June 19th will be a particularly spectacular night for viewing. The moon, Venus, and June will form a triangle and all will be very visible.
According to GeoBeats News:
NASA explains in an online video post: “During the first two weeks of June, Venus and Jupiter converge until they are only about 10 degrees apart. For reference, this means they would just fit together inside the bowl of the Big Dipper. You can hide them both simultaneously behind the palm of your outstretched hand.”
That distance will keep shrinking as we get later in the month.
On June 19th, the crescent moon along with the two planets will be seen together in the shape of an isosceles triangle.
“On that evening, the moon, Venus, and Jupiter will form a bright isosceles triangle in the sunset sky. Isosceles means the two sides of the triangle
are the same length. This is how most sky watchers in North America will see it,” says NASA.
On June 30th is when the sky gazers will get a real treat.
According to NASA, “On that night, Venus and Jupiter will be a jaw-dropping one third of a degree apart. That’s less than the diameter of a full moon. You will be able to hide the pair not just behind the palm of your outstretched hand but behind your little pinky finger.”
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