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A pair of close encounters

July 2013: Venus meets Leo's brightest star, Regulus, after sunset, and Jupiter joins Mars in morning twilight.
RELATED TOPICS: OBSERVING | VENUS | JUPITER | MARS | MERCURY
Venus and Regulus conjunction finder chart
Bright planets adorn both the early evening and predawn skies in July, while our solar system’s fainter members appear best around midnight or after. Within a span of less than 12 hours July 21 and 22, Venus meets Leo’s brightest star after sunset and Jupiter joins Mars in morning twilight. By the end of July, Mercury adds to the predawn drama.

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