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Venus-Jupiter conjunction 2023. Photos of Reporters 24

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On Wednesday in the evening sky we could again admire the close-up of Venus and Jupiter. The planets were clearly visible from various parts of the country, including urban areas. On Kontakt 24 we received photos of this unique phenomenon.


From Tuesday evening in the sky we can observe the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter, i.e. the approach of these two planets to each other. From the observer’s point of view, the objects are lined up and appear to be very close to each other.

Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter

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As reported by Karol Wójcicki, popularizer of astronomy and author of the blog “With the head in the stars”, on Wednesday afternoon “an extreme close-up of two bright planets in the sky” was visible. At the time of closest approach, the distance between celestial bodies decreased to only 40 arcminutes. As he explained, the phenomenon was perfectly visible to the naked eye and any observer could see it without any problems.

You showed how beautiful she was

At Kontakt 24 we received photos from many regions of the country, where you can see the planets during a stunning sunset.

Also seen last night

Also last night we received pictures of the Venus-Jupiter conjunction from several regions of the country. Reporter 24 from the capital called the brightly glowing planets “mysterious objects”. “At 18.15 I observed in the sky in the vicinity of Warsaw two strange glowing objects. For a long time, the objects appeared to be stationary,” he wrote.

Another Internet user described them as “static lights hanging over Warsaw”.

A week ago Jupiter, Venus and the Moon came together

Jupiter and Venus are currently the brightest objects that can be seen in the evening and night sky. They appear as two bright spots. Just after sunset over the western horizon, you can observe them for some time.

More than a week ago, a crescent moon approached them. We also received photos of this phenomenon on Kontakt 24.

Last nights brought us another unusual phenomenon. You could admire the northern lights, which turned out to be really spectacular, especially in the northern part of the country. This phenomenon, which can be most often observed in the far north of Europe and beyond the Arctic Circles, could be seen by the inhabitants of Poland thanks to the strong magnetic storm caused by the impact of the dense and fast solar wind. Numerous clearings helped in the observations.

Heaven in FebruaryPAP

The sky in March 2023Mateusz Krymski/PAP

Main photo source: Contact 24/Jola

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