Venus, Jupiter and Earth’s Moon will be aligned this weekend, and the spectacle can be seen from anywhere on Earth, provided the skies in your town are clear. Of course, if the weather doesn’t cooperate or if you simply choose to not be awake, you can watch the triple convergence online here.
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Here’s more on the upcoming planetary convergence:
This weekend, the planets will align.
Okay, not all of the planets are going to appear aligned on Saturday and Sunday evening, but the Crescent Moon, Venus and Jupiter will be visible in a line after the sun goes down. Back in May of 2011, those in the Southern Hemisphere saw Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter all align, and experts thought that there wouldn’t be another opportunity to view such a spectacle for some time.
Well, it looks like they’re wrong.
It may be tough to see the convergence in areas where there is heavy cloud cover at night or in highly populated urban areas like cities, especially those along the coasts, but the livestream – which has cameras in Arizona and the Canary Islands trained on the night sky – will allow everyone a chance to view Venus, Jupiter and the Moon as they come together in the night sky.
More on the triple convergence from HuffPo:
Stargazers of the world are getting a treat this weekend.
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.