Look low to the South-West just after sunset, and you can see a beautiful pair of planets. But you only have less than an hour and a half to catch this beautiful sight, since Venus rapidly chases the Sun below the horizon.

Over the next few weeks, Venus is getting ever-closer to Jupiter. And on the 1st of December, Jupiter, Venus and the Moon are all within just two degrees of each other... more about that next week!

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In the above photograph, Jupiter is to the top-left, and the brighter Venus is to the bottom-right.

Do take a closer look at Jupiter through binoculars or a small telescope - or even a camera! I took the photograph below using just a standard 300mm zoom lens and a Canon 40D camera...

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