Conjunction between Venus and Jupiter
2015 Oct 25
Dominic Ford – originally published on In-The-Sky.org
Venus and Jupiter will make a close approach, passing within 1°01' of each other.
From London (click to change), the pair will be visible in the dawn sky. They will rise at 02:17 (GMT), 4 hours and 27 minutes before the Sun, and attain an altitude of 34° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:21.
At the moment of closest approach, Venus will be at mag -5.1, and Jupiter at mag -1.8, both in the constellation Leo.
The pair will be too widely separated to fit within the field of view of a telescope, but will be visible to the naked eye or through a pair of binoculars.
The precise positions of Venus and Jupiter at the moment of closest approach will be as follows:
|Object||Right Ascension||Declination||Constellation||Magnitude||Angular Size|
The coordinates above are given in J2000.0. The pair will be at an angular separation of 46° from the Sun, which is in Virgo at this time of year.
The details of this observing event were provided courtesy of In-The-Sky.org