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Venus-Jupiter Conjunction

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Venus and Jupiter are among the brightest celestial objects in the night sky. An event known as "Venus-Jupiter Conjunction" will occur on 1 May at dawn. Apparently separated by only about 14 arcminutes or half of the Moon, the two planets will be visually close to each other.

The conjunction can be seen with the naked eye. Venus, also dubbed as the "Morning Star", looks white and shines brightly at an apparent magnitude -4.1. At the upper left of the Morning Star lies Jupiter which is slightly dimmer at magnitude -2.1. A telescope with 120x to 180x magnification will reveal Jupiter's cloud bands, Galilean moons and Venus in quarter phase all within the same field of view. The two planets are still very close a day before and after 1 May and serve a treat for the eyes.

The next Venus-Jupiter conjunction with the duo being more than twice apart, will take place on 2 March 2023.

Date Time Location
1 May 2022 and a day before and after 4:30 - 5:15 am A location with an unobstructed view of the sky and horizon in the east. Suggested locations include Siu Sai Wan, Clear Water Bay, Sai Kung Waterfront Park, Tai Po Waterfront Park, etc.

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