Tuesday, December 10 after sundown — Venus Passes Saturn

On the evenings surrounding Tuesday, December 10 the orbital movement of Venus (purple curve) will carry it intently previous Saturn. For about an hour after sundown, look low within the southwestern sky for very brilliant Venus positioned to the decrease left (or celestial south) of medium-bright Saturn. With a separation of lower than two finger widths (2 levels) at closest strategy, each planets will seem collectively within the eyepiece of a yard telescope at low magnification on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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