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Jupiter and Venus from Earth
Image Credit: Marek Nikoden (PPSAE)

Explanation: It was visible around the world. The sunset conjunction of Jupiter and Venus was visible last week almost no matter where you lived on Earth. Anyone on the planet with a clear western horizon at sunset could see them. This week the two are still notable, even though Jupiter has sunk below the brighter Venus. And if you look higher in the sky you can see Mars as well. Pictured above, a creative photographer traveled away from the town lights of Szubin, Poland to image a near closest approach of the two planets almost a week ago. The bright planets were separated only by three degrees and his daughter striking a humorous pose. A faint red sunset still glowed in the background. Although this conjunction is drawing to a close, another conjunction between Venus and Jupiter will occur next May.

(via theaggiephysicist)

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    Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise, along with Jupiter
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    Jupiter in one hand, Venus in the other
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    Jupiter and Venus from Earth Image Credit: Marek Nikoden (PPSAE)
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    I noticed it, too! :>
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    Ainda acho muito estranho isso O__o
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