Human Journey

Conjunction Junction

[What follows is a guest post from my NG colleague Susan Poulton, who was kind enough to fill in for me while I was enjoying a couple days off for my birthday. Thanks, SP!]

And, but, or—they will all get you pretty far, but to witness one of the best sky shows of 2008, you only need to step outside tonight at sunset.

The entire world (except for those with a midnight sun in Antarctica) will be able to view the conjunction of Jupiter, Venus, and the crescent moon in their closest pass of a week-long journey.

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—Image courtesy Science@NASA.

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