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Bright Show In This Weekend’s Skies

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I’ve always had an interest in astronomy, the stars, planets and the universe. If you like to gaze at the night skies, tonight and Sunday night should have a bright show in store, if the clouds move out for a clear view.

According to the Huff Post Science:

“On Saturday and again Sunday, Venus, Jupiter and Earth’s moon converge for a brilliant night show.

Venus and Jupiter already are lining up in the western sky. In mid-February, the two planets were 20 degrees apart from a viewing perspective. The gap narrows to 10 degrees by month’s end.

A crescent moon joins the show this weekend for a triple combination. The celestial encounter will be visible from around the world at twilight. The moon will appear closer to Venus on Saturday and closer to Jupiter on Sunday.

The moon then retreats from view, but Venus and Jupiter keep drawing closer. The two planets will be just 3 degrees apart by mid-March.”

 

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