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Jupiter and Venus visible on 18th March 2012




2012 March 18
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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 SzubinPoland 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 faintred sunset still glowed in the background. Although this conjunction is drawing to a close, another conjunction between Venus and Jupiter will occur next May.

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Some of the photos from around the world:[clik on the photos for better views]
Jupiter and Venus Above Colorado's Flatiron Mountains:
Jupiter and Venus (right) setting behind the Flatiron Mountains near Boulder, Colorado, with the peaks of the Continental Divide in the distance. Skywatcher Patrick Cullis took this photo on March 9, 2012.
 

Venus and Jupiter Seen Near Lisbon, Portugal :
Jupiter and Venus (right) hang in the sky over Lisbon, Portugal, in this photo snapped by skywatcher Diogo Quirino on March 12, 2012. "In the background one can see the 25th April Bridge, built by the same company that built the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
 

Venus and Jupiter Over Lake Superior :
Skywatcher Shawn Malone snapped this shot of Venus and Jupiter hanging low over Lake Superior near Eagle Island, Michigan in March 2012.

Planets over Tallinn, Estonia :
Jupiter and Venus light up the sky over Tallinn, Estonia
 

Venus and Jupiter Shine Above Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina :
In this photo, snapped by skywatcher Tolga Bermek on March 12, 2012, Venus and Jupiter shine above the city of Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina.


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