AstroBob breaks down the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter

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Bob King, perhaps better known as “AstroBob,” says to keep a lookout for a planetary conjunction this week. Venus and Jupiter will appear in the sky just .5 degrees apart.

“The conjunction is when two celestial bodies pair up, one above each other,” King said.

He said while the best night to see it is Wednesday, March 1, about 45-90 minutes after sunset, they’ll still be visible through March 3. He suggests just looking west, and you’ll see Venus on top and Jupiter below it.

“Two of the brightest objects in the sky pair up,” he said. “It’s just a beautiful sight.”

The last time Venus and Jupiter were in conjunction was in 2022. He says we won’t see it again around her until August of 2025.