Towards the end of June, the two brightest planets in the night sky are converging to create a spectacular conjunction. Jupiter will shine at a bright magnitude of -1.39 and Venus at a dazzling -4.11. To see this spectacle, you’ll need to wait until after sunset and look in a Westerly direction. If the horizon is clear, you will not miss them. They are spectacularly bright and many will presume they are planes coming in to land. The planets will reach their closest on the night of Tuesday 30th June where they will appear less than a 3rd of a degree apart. This means you could hide them both behind your thumb at arms length!
See illustrations below of the event on three given nights this June…
Jupiter and Venus, 25th June, Looking West @ 10pm
Jupiter and Venus, 28th June, Looking West @ 10pm
Jupiter and Venus, 30th June, Looking West @ 10pm