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Introduction to Astronomy


Conjunction Photo


This conjunction of Venus, Jupiter, and the crescent Moon occurred on April 23, 1998. Some parts of the world actually saw a rare "double conjunction eclipse", in which the Moon covered both Venus and Jupiter.

This photo is included here courtesy of Stephen Barnes of Sky Optics.

The star chart background was produced on a Macintosh with the Voyager II program, and are ©1988-93 Carina Software, 830 Williams St., San Leandro, CA 94577, (510) 352-7328. Used under license.

©1998 Scott R. Anderson
Last update: 1998 September 18
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