Don’t forget that Jupiter and Venus are approaching conjunction. From the UK the best view will be tomorrow night when they will be around half a degree apart. I had a nice view tonight and the forecast is good for tomorrow too.
I knew I wouldn’t be able to view the conjunction from my observatory after dark due to horizon obstructions so decided to image the pair in broad daylight. My image was taken at 16.29UT under the blazing Sun.
Later as it went dark I joined members of my local astronomical club on a nearby hill (not many of those in Essex) and was treated to the conjunction in a dark blue sky. Venus and Jupiter hung in the sky majestically above a bank of thunder cloud which was occasionally lit up by lighting. Great sight!
I guess observers in East London / South West Essex were in the rain!!
3 clear nights in a row (although last night involved dodging patchy cloud) so was able to show visiting non-astronomers this naked eye appulse event over 3 nights. They were thrilled to see the nightly movement. Just shows how these simple events can capture the public imagination.