No, they are not UFO’s. No, they are not meteors, nor comets, and I’m pretty sure your horoscope isn’t going to spell doom because of those “bright things in the sky”. Even though we’re a few days early from the closest point, Jupiter and Venus continue to near their conjunction before they start to “appear moving further away”. And lucky me: between the snow flurries and otherwise crazy weather we’ve been having I was able to sneak in a picture through the trees on my Phone. A gentle touch-up in Photoshop and poof!

While the next few days will continue to offer stellar views (clouds permitting), as I mentioned last week, things will continue to get more interesting. Around March 25th, the Moon, Venus, and Jupiter will be close in apparent distance.

Check out this map from Stellarium – a beautiful crescent sliver of a moon right between the two. How exciting!

Venus Jupiter Conjunction

Venus Jupiter Conjunction

The Moon, Jupiter, and Venus, around March 25th, 2012

The Moon, Jupiter, and Venus, around March 25th, 2012

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