Venus leaves Gemini behind and creeps into neighbouring Cancer, the Crab. Here it continues to catch up to Jupiter prior to its close encounter with the giant planet at the end of the month.
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Map courtesy of Mobile Observatory.
Venus leaves Gemini and enters Cancer. (52% illuminated, magnitude -4.3, diameter 22.7”. Naked eye, evening sky. See image above.)
Asteroid 2 Pallas is at perigee. Distance to Earth: 2.399 AU. (Magnitude 8.9. Hercules, pre-dawn sky.)
The globular cluster M12 culminates at midnight tonight. (Magnitude 7.7. Ophiuchus, all night.)
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