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      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