The Moon in conjunction with Venus and Jupiter, with the Very Large Telescope in the foreground. Image © Y. Beletsky, ESO, 2009.

Conjunction of Venus and Uranus

Dominic Ford, Editor
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Venus and Uranus will share the same right ascension, with Venus passing 1°36' to the south of Uranus.

From Fairfield, the pair will be visible in the dawn sky, rising at 03:28 (EDT) – 1 hour and 50 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 15° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 04:58.

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Venus will be at mag -3.9, and Uranus at mag 5.9, both in the constellation Aries.

The pair will be too widely separated to fit within the field of view of a telescope, but will be visible through a pair of binoculars.

A graph of the angular separation between Venus and Uranus around the time of closest approach is available here.

The positions of the two objects at the moment of conjunction will be as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
Venus 02h56m40s +14°49' Aries -3.9 12"9
Uranus 02h56m40s +16°26' Aries 5.9 3"4

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0. The pair will be at an angular separation of 34° from the Sun, which is in Taurus at this time of year.

The sky on 11 June 2022
Sunrise
05:18
Sunset
20:26
Twilight ends
22:34
Twilight begins
03:10

12-day old moon
Waxing Gibbous

91%

12 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 04:21 11:22 18:23
Venus 03:35 10:32 17:29
Moon 17:18 22:34 03:41
Mars 02:10 08:25 14:40
Jupiter 01:48 07:54 14:00
Saturn 00:15 05:26 10:38
All times shown in EDT.

Source

The circumstances of this event were computed using the DE430 planetary ephemeris published by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

This event was automatically generated by searching the ephemeris for planetary alignments which are of interest to amateur astronomers, and the text above was generated based on an estimate of your location.

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Image credit

The Moon in conjunction with Venus and Jupiter, with the Very Large Telescope in the foreground. Image © Y. Beletsky, ESO, 2009.

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