Venus, Jupiter, Moon Come Together This Weekend

Stargazers will be able to see convergence around the world
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2012 4:03 PM CST
The Moon illuminated in close proximity Venus and Jupiter, on the top, during a spectacular display of celestial rare phenomenon in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, Monday, Dec. 1, 2008.   (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

(Newser) – Venus, Jupiter, and Earth's moon are coming together Saturday and Sunday to put on a brilliant show in the night sky, the AP reports. Venus and Jupiter have already been lining up, and a crescent moon will join them this weekend; stargazers will be able to see the convergence at twilight all around the world. After this weekend, the moon will move away, but Venus and Jupiter will continue to get closer together. By mid-March, from a viewing perspective, the two planets will be only 3 degrees apart.

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