When Planets…. Conjunct!

Tomorrow offers a fine opportunity to see a brilliant planetary alignment, or conjunction, of Jupiter and Venus. If you go out before sunrise and look east, low to the horizon, you will see Venus and Jupiter very close to each other. It is not a very common event, so it is worth going out to see.

Here is what you might see with the unaided eye tomorrow morning (Aug 18th) at about 5:00am EDT from Exeter, NH:

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And, through a pair of binoculars, you can see the planets well separated with Venus to the lower left and Jupiter to the upper right:

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