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Venus and Jupiter are very close after sunset


Venus and Jupiter on March 10.
Image credits: Alan Dyer @ The Amazing Sky

Venus and Jupiter will finally come together this week in a dazzling show for skywatchers. The two planets have been dancing towards each other in the evening sky, but now they will really get close.

Beginning tonight, the two brightest planets in the sky will be so close together that you'll be able to block both of them out with a few fingers held at arm's length. The celestial action peaks March 15 (Thursday), when Venus and Jupiter line up in what's known as a planetary conjunction.

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