Venus and Jupiter

Venus and Jupiter

I already popped up some images of Venus and Jupiter from the clear, desert confines of far West Texas: El Paso.

Performing a quick calculation, Venus and Jupiter line up with each other just about every year. Every five years or so, the calendar offset is more than a year, but that’s just a perturbation of the cycles, and the almost arbitrary assignment of years.

Curious because of the hype surrounding this alignment, and true, it was quite visible under the right conditions.

Not quite as bright as a sun, or the size of the moon, or anything as demonstrable as that, but nice to know they’re looking.

Here’s the deal: Venus is about to go into apparent retrograde motion.

Can’t say this snuck up on anyone!



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