View Full Version : Jupiter & Venus in Close Conjunction - August 27

2016-Aug-27, 05:31 PM
Jupiter (mag -1.7) and Venus (mag -3.9), normally the two brightest celestial objects other than the Sun and Moon, will appear with a minimal angular separation of only 3.9 arcminutes on Saturday 2016 AUG 27 at 17:31 CDT (22:31 UT). They can be briefly seen low in the west shortly after sunset when their separation will still be near that minimum.

Photos and descriptions of the event would be welcome additions to this thread.

2016-Aug-27, 11:36 PM
Thanks Curt! Just in time to look up :)