The Conjuction Tonight

This is the evening of the beautiful conjuction of Venus and Jupiter, the two brightest planets in the sky.{ } The gap between the two is only 3° this evening but the distances are vast.{ } Venus tonight is closer to earth than the sun but still about 75 million miles from earth.{ } Jupiter the gas giant is 523 million miles from earth and almost 450 million miles from Venus.{ } Another way to think about it is the time it takes light, traveling at 186,000 miles per second to travel from Jupiter to us on earth.{ } Tonight Jupiter is 47 light minutes away.{ } Enjoy the sights