Venus & Jupiter Cosmic Meetup
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The two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, will appear super-close together before sunrise on Monday morning, August 18, 2014.
The best time to see the two planets is about 45 minutes before sunrise, when they will be visible low on the east-northeast horizon.
On Monday, the moment the Venus and Jupiter will be at their closest (shining just two-tenths of a degree; less than half of apparent width of the moon) will unfortunately be below the horizon for observers in North America. However, they will still be a tantalizingly close — one-fourth of degree apart — when they rise for the East Coast, and one-third of a degree apart when they rise a few hours later for the West Coast. The distance between the planets will still appear less than the apparent width of the moon.
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