Watch for the Planetary Lineup This Weekend!
Stargazers of the world are getting a treat this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, Venus, Jupiter and Earth’s moon will converge for a brilliant night show.
The two brightest planets Venus and Jupiter are now moving into position for a spectacular conjunction which will be closest come mid-March. In mid-February, the two planets were 20 degrees apart and that 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.
As Venus and Jupiter continue to pull closer in early March, you’ll also be able to see three other planets in the evening sky – Mercury, Mars and Saturn. Mercury will be at it’s best around March 4. Mars, in particular, will be extremely spectacular to see – because Earth will fly between Mars and the sun on March 3.
Wanna check it out? Just look up! You can’t miss them!