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If you have looked at the western sky near sunset in the past week or two, no doubt you have seen Venus and Jupiter shinning brightly. This coming Friday and Saturday the Moon will join them to form an isosceles triangle in the sky. Below is an illustration from Earthsky.org showing the planetary positions for June 19-20,2015.

2015-june-19-20-21-venus-jupiterVenus and Jupiter have been inching their way toward each other for a couple of weeks. By June 30the they will bejust 1/3 of a degree apart, at 21 degrees Leo. This conjunction will make these two planets the brightest spot in the sky and unmistakable. Be sure to check them out over the next couple of weeks.

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