In the Sky This Week – June 27, 2017
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Venus remains high in the eastern morning sky, the Pleiades star cluster appears between Venus and the star Capella.

Venus and the Pleiades

Venus and the Pleiades in the eastern pre-dawn sky at 5 AM on June 27, 2017. Image credit: Stellarium / Bob Trembley

The Moon is a waxing crescent, appearing in the west after sunset.

Waxing Crescent Moon

Waxing Crescent Moon in the western sky at 10 PM on June 27, 2017. Image credit: Stellarium / Bob Trembley

Jupiter is high in the southwest, and Saturn is low in the southeast sky after sunset.

Saturn and Jupiter

Saturn and Jupiter in the southern skies at 10 PM on June 27, 2017. Image credit: Stellarium / Bob Trembley

There will be a conjunction of the Moon, Jupiter and the star Spica on the evenings of June 30th and July 1st.

Conjunction of The Moon, Jupiter and Spica

Conjunction (Day 1) of The Moon, Jupiter and Spica at 10 PM on June 30, 2017. Image credit: Stellarium / Bob Trembley

Conjunction of The Moon, Jupiter and Spica

Conjunction (Day 2) of The Moon, Jupiter and Spica at 10 PM on July 1, 2017. Image credit: Stellarium / Bob Trembley

Here is the current positions of the planets in the solar system:

The Solar System June 27 2017

The Solar System June 27, 2017. Image credit: NASA Eyes on the Solar System / Bob Trembley

Also in In the Sky This Week

Weekly post on what you can see in the sky.

  1. In the Sky This Week – June 22, 2017
  2. In the Sky This Week – June 27, 2017
  3. In the Sky This Week – July 4, 2017
  4. In the Sky This Week – July 11, 2017
  5. What’s in the Sky July 18, 2017

View the entire series


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