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Venus and Jupiter will converge on the morning of 13 November

12 November 2017, 07:06 | Justin Tyler

Venus and Jupiter will converge on the morning of 13 November

Venus and Jupiter will converge on the morning of 13 November

Weather permitting, for those observers who don't have any tall obstructions such as trees or buildings toward the east-northeast, this "double planet" should make for a very striking visual spectacle, no doubt attracting the attention of even those who don't give more than a casual glance at the sky, Space added.

Jupiter will pass Venus in a low but close and spectacular conjunction on early Monday morning, media reports said.

The two planets, which are about 416 million miles apart in the solar system, are due to rise within 0.3 degrees of each other and will "snuggle" close to each other in the morning.

A conjunction between two or more planets or star clusters happens when they share the same right ascension in the sky and thus look near each other when they are actually not.

For context, this is approximately half the diameter of the moon.

Like any astronomical event, the conjunction will be best viewed in a rural location away from any light and pollution.


According to AccuWeather, optimal viewing opportunities in the United Sates will be across the Mississippi Valley and over the Central Rockies, where meteorologists are expecting clear skies.

Clouds should be clearing by Monday, but it might still be too cloudy for a clear view of the planets.

Viewers in NY will see the Jupiter rise first at 5.26am, with Venus coming at 5.31am, according to Space.com.

The conjunction was spotted on 27 august 2016 and in July on 2015. Skywatchers across Britain will be able to enjoy the conjunction for an hour before the Sunrise.

If you miss it, the next conjunction of Venus and Jupiter will be on January 22, 2019, according to In the Sky.



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