As a new month begins to unfold, astronomers have introduced us to June’s major astronomical event: the Jupiter and Venus conjunction. The phenomenon is expected to fill the hearts of scientists and planet lovers with delight as the two planets will get closer to one another than they have ever been before.
Scientists are looking forward for the last day of June as a major astronomical event is due to take place on that particular date. Based on the recent statements they have provided, on June the 30th, Venus and Jupiter, two colossal planets will get incredibly close to one another giving birth to unique imagery.
The two planets have been racing each other for a long time and now they have finally found each other. Venus and Jupiter will be visible every June night on western skies, however, scientists have added that the close interaction between the two will be most visible on June, the 30th and July, the 1st.
Astronomy aficionados, who do not live in an area with non-polluted skies, need not worry that they will be missing the great event, as scientists claim the Jupiter and Venus conjunction will be visible under any circumstances. They claim the two planets will appear as two incredibly bright stars located on the western side of the sky.
Jupiter and Venus grow closer to one another each day. By the end of the month, the two planets will have grown so close that they will actually appear as one single big planet. The hint that astronomers have suggested in order to help people identify the two planets is to look for the lightest two stars shining on their night skies. Venus and Jupiter are the third and, respectively, the fourth brightest celestial bodies in our solar system. Put them together and you will get one of the brightest planet conjunction ever.
Another important day in June’s astronomical calendar is 18th. Scientists say this day is of great importance as the moon, too, will join Jupiter and Venus conjunction. Thus, the three celestial bodies will form a circle, whose diameter will not be bigger than four degrees.
The much-awaited conjunction between Venus and Jupiter will last for a long period of time. Astronomers have estimated that the phenomenon will be visible through telescopes until August 2016. However, the event will gradually lose its intensity; the close interaction between the two celestial bodies will reach its visibility peak during the month of June 2015.
Image Source: Esp.rt.com