Tonight Jupiter and the crescent Moon are side-by-side in the sunset sky

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Ian Griffin picture from Hoopers Inlet, Otago Peninsula, New Zealand

When the sun goes down tonight, step outside and look west.  Jupiter and the crescent Moon are side-by-side in the sunset sky.

Try to catch them before the sky fades to black.  A bright conjunction framed by twilight blue is a beautiful sight!  Sky maps at:

http://spaceweather.com/images2016/08jul16/skymap.png?PHPSESSID=p1l1l1tmc32sdnemgeo7ueueo1

http://spaceweather.com

 

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