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Enchanted Learning® Photoblog      Posted July 3, 2015   7:59 am

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Jupiter and Venus - Conjunction of July 2015
 
Jupiter and Venus - Conjunction of July 2015

Jupiter and Venus in a very close conjunction — accompanied, for scale, by the moon of the same night. You can see that the two planets appeared closer in the sky than the diameter of the full moon.

The four Galilean moons of Jupiter are visible: Ganymede to the left of Jupiter, and then Europa, Io, and Callisto on the right.

Venus, at the bottom, is in its waning crescent phase, 33.8% illuminated.

1 July 2015 5:21 am UTC
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Date taken: July 1, 2015
Place taken: Mercer Island, WA, USA
Mitchell Spector
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