Venus and Jupiter

~ Posted on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 5:59 AM ~

I have been seeing articles about the planets Venus and Jupiter closely together and wanted to share some shots I took during our recent family holiday in Thailand.

Venus and Jupiter

Venus and Jupiter


According to DailyMail,

"The planets, which are hundreds of millions of miles from each other, will for a short period of time seem to be galactic neighbours, passing so close they seem to merge.

 The line-of-sight illusion is caused when the orbits of Venus and Jupiter line up on the same side of the sun as seen from Earth.

 As Venus orbits in 225 days, Earth in 365 and Jupiter in 4,330, the chance of such as alignment occurring is fairly rare."

For more pictures you can see them at here, here and here.

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