Monday, 20 November, 2017

Venus Jupiter Conjunction - Time to Watch the much-awaited celestial event

Venus and Jupiter conjunction 2017 GETTYVenus Jupiter conjunction 2017 The planets will rise as one on Monday
Frank Williams | 12 November, 2017, 19:06

From the western USA, when they rise, the gap between the planets will have widened slightly, to 21 arc minutes (0.35 degrees), the online portal Space reports.

The Venus-Jupiter conjuction for 2017 - when two of the brighest planets in the night's sky come together -is taking place on Monday morning. The conjunction of these two planets can be seen towards the south east with telescopes as well as naked eye in the sky dome in the eastern horizon.

For context, this is approximately half the diameter of the moon. Met Éireann have said that there will be "a cold, bright start to Monday with frost and fog clearing". Clear skies are needed - and forecast for much of England and Wales.

In the United Kingdom, the best viewing time will be 40 minutes before sunrise.

The conjunction was spotted on 27 august 2016 and in July on 2015.

However, while it might look like worlds are about to collide, Venus and Jupiter will in reality be hundreds of millions of miles apart.

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The phenomenon, known as the Venus-Jupiter conjunction, will happen just before sunrise on November 13 or November 14, depending on where you live in the world.

The planets will be slightly further apart and will appear in the constellation Virgo. The next one is expected on 22 January 2019.

Unfortunately, the conjunction does not favour viewers in the Southern Hemisphere.

No matter where you are, experts recommend travelling to a rural location away from any light pollution.

The painted message sequence, indicating the exact time of the appearance of Mars, Jupiter, Venus and the moon in the morning sky in each of those days.

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