Dominic Ford, Editor
From the Conjunctions feed
Venus and Uranus will share the same right ascension, with Venus passing 2°25' to the south of Uranus.
From Fairfield, the pair will be visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:38 (EST) – 2 hours and 49 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 25° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:05.
Venus will be at mag -4.1, and Uranus at mag 5.8, both in the constellation Taurus.
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|
The coordinates above are given in J2000.0. The pair will be at an angular separation of 43° from the Sun, which is in Gemini at this time of year.
|The sky on 03 July 2025|
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All times shown in EDT.
The circumstances of this event were computed using the DE405 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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