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Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury, and Mars in the sky tonight!

Venus and Jupiter conjunction via Abid Khan in Bangladesh
Venus and Jupiter conjunction via Abid Khan in Bangladesh

Tonight, you will be able to observe Venus and Jupiter appear as bright star like objects in the sky, very close to each other. This proximity will not be visible from Earth again until 2065.

There are a few more bonuses to this evening’s view of this rare conjunction. Venus is nearly “full” at 93% in full view. Venus is like our Moon, it has phases of view from Earth. Also above the conjunction Saturn, Mercury, and Mars are also in full view. 5 amazing planets and the moon for your view.

You will not need any telescope or binoculars to see Venus or Jupiter, but to see Saturn, Mercury and Mars you may have to drive away from light pollution.

Venus and Jupiter should be easy to see right at dark, from the entire planet, just above the horizon where the Sun sets. Try to avoid trees, buildings, mountains that block this view. They are actually in full view at 6 PM Eastern Time but the Sun will be too bright for anyone to see them.

 

 

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