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Conjunction of Venus and Uranus

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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.

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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
Venus 03h49m20s +17°25' Taurus -4.1 17"3
Uranus 03h49m20s +19°50' Taurus 5.8 3"4

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
Sunrise
05:23
Sunset
20:27
Twilight ends
22:34
Twilight begins
03:17

8-day old moon
Waxing Gibbous

61%

8 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 07:34 14:45 21:56
Venus 02:46 09:52 16:59
Moon 14:09 19:31 00:32
Mars 10:13 16:48 23:23
Jupiter 04:55 12:27 19:58
Saturn 00:17 06:15 12:13
All times shown in EDT.

Source

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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