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Conjunction Junction, What's Your Function?

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You may have noticed, like Sara had long before I did, that there are two bright "stars" close together in the night's sky.  You probably figured that one was Venus -- and you'd be correct.  The other, though, is our largest planet: Jupiter.  And tonight, they'll both be joined with a crescent moon. 

If your skies are clear, check out the conjunction:

 

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Australia gets a celestial smiley face.

Comments

We had clear skies last

We had clear skies last night -- it was very pretty.

Supposedly, Venus will be getting brighter thoughout the month.  Paul Harvey called it our "Christmas Star".    I think it and Jupiter will also be getting closer for  a while, if I recall correctly.

Yes, I did see Venus and

Yes, I did see Venus and Jupiter with the crescent moon.  So awesome!  The night skies are really neat right now.  And yes I have been watching the new BIG moon for several days.  Makes me feel so special.  I like Paul Harvey's comment.Wink

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