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The Venus-Jupiter Show

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astronomical diagram 03 01 12 The Venus Jupiter Show

(credit: Mike Lynch)

If we ever get a break in the clouds in the early evening (which we probably won’t), catch the Venus-Jupiter show in the western sky.

They’re the brightest star-like objects in the western sky and they’re getting closer to each other, separated now by just 11 degrees.

Venus in the brighter of the two on the lower left.

With a small telescope or even a pair of binoculars see if you can spot up to four of Jupiter’s brightest moons that look like tiny little stars either side of Jupiter.

On March 13, Venus and Jupiter will be at their closest, just 3 degrees apart. Don’t miss that!

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