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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

 

Venus and Jupiter close together under the Scorpion (Wednesday 23 January 2019)

Venus and Jupiter close together under Scorpius the Scorpion and the bright Star Antares. Venus is the brightest object at the bottom, Jupiter is the next brightest above it and Antares is the next brightest above the pair.Looking east from Adelaide, Wednesday January 23, 5:22 am ACDST. Canon IXUS 800 ASA, 10x 2 second exposures stacked in DeepSky Stacker then contrast adjusted in Gimp. Click to embiggenClose up of Venus and Jupiter close together under Scorpius the Scorpion and the bright Star Antares. Wednesday January 23, 5:25 am ACDST. Canon IXUS 800 ASA, 10x 2 second exposures 3 x Zoom. Stacked in DeepSky Stacker then contrast adjusted in Gimp. Click to embiggen

Venus and Jupiter have been slowly edging towards each other in the morning. This morning they were at there closest, nestling underneath the curl of the Scorpion. The pair looke beautiful in the morning twilight. Don't worry if you missed it, the pair will say close over the next couple of days.

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