Jupiter and Venus appear closer together in the sky
First 90s Coming This Weekend
Decreasing clouds should help with visibility of two planets beginning Friday night!
Jupiter and Venus will appear to look closer together in the sky. After sunset, look west to the sky to see the two brightest lights as Jupiter and Venus. The crescent moon will be just below it.
Saturday night, the moon will appear nearer to the two planets. Each night, it will look as if Jupiter and Venus are getting closer together in the sky. By June 30th, Jupiter and Venus will appear so close that they will look like a "double star."
Many astronomers refer to this as "conjunction" since the two planets are so close. The last time this phenomenon occurred was August 2014.
On June 30, you get a chance to see this rare event. You will be able the see it with the naked eye but if you decided to use a small telescope the two planets will be in same field of vision.
According to some astronomers the "double star" may look like the star of Bethlehem.
Happy space gazing!
Here in the 11Alive Weather Information Zone we are forecasting temperatures to be in the 90s as we head into the weekend and next week. This is the first time we will hit the 90s so far this year. The last time we hit 90 was September 12, 2014.
Since then it has been 275 days that we have gone without hitting 90 degrees. We looked back at the numbers from the last 5 years to see the first dates that we hit 90 in Atlanta. Last year we hit 90 degrees on May 25 and the last time we hit 90 was September 12. See the other years below to see when we hit 90.
MAY 23, 2010 90°
MAY 22, 2011 92°
MAY 25, 2012 90°
JUNE 11, 2013 90°
MAY 25, 2014 90°
Based on what we are seeing over the past 5 years, this year we are a little late to have our first 90 degree temperature. The first 90 of 2015 will be this Saturday June 13 and 90s will continue as head into next week.