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In the early evenings of Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd July Melbourne will be treated (weather permitting) to a lovely conjunction of Venus and Jupiter in the north-western sky, less than a degree apart (closest on Wednesday night). Here is how the excellent free software program Stellarium shows it (click for full size images).

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Screenshot of Stellarium renderng of Jupiter-Venus conjunction Thursday 2nd July 2015