Jupiter, Venus And The Twins

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Perhaps you've noticed a very bright point of light in the early morning sky, outshining everything but the Moon. If so, it's gigantic Jupiter – the largest planet in our solar system – doing its time as a pre-eminent "morning star". On June 5th and 6th, watch it pair up with the waning Moon as it rises above the eastern horizon at dawn, and eventually disappear in the breaking light of day.

Then at dusk, we are blessed with the beauty of magnificent planet Venus, brilliant above the western horizon at twilight and stunning long into evening. On June 11th watch as this voluptuous vixen lines up with Castor and Pollux – the Gemini Twins – and then slowly descends below the distant horizon. Enjoy the show, and follow the stars!

 

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