Venus and Jupiter now appear as a brilliant “double star” in the evening sky.
This was the scene last night, Sunday, June 28, as the two brightest planets in the sky appeared close to each other in the evening twilight.
I shot the scene from the eastern shore of Little Fish Lake at a Provincial Park in southern Alberta bordering on the Handhills Conservation Area which preserves northern native prairie grasses and an abundance of bird and wildlife species.
The planetary conjunction culminates on June 30, when they will appear very close to each other (less than a Moon diameter apart), creating the best evening conjunction of 2015.
More details are in my previous blog post.
– Alan, June 29, 2015 / © 2015 Alan Dyer / www.amazingsky.com