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Submission + - Jupiter, Venus to align in planetary conjunction and dazzle observers (tech-stew.com) 2

techfun89 writes: Our two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter are drawing closer and closer together in the night sky this week. This will undoubtedly result in many UFO sighting reports and other questions due to their low proximity to the horizon and appearance there for around two hours.

Monday evening, March 12, they will line up side-by-side in the west, then Tuesday evening, March 13, they will be only 3 degrees apart with Venus just above and to the right of Jupiter. 3 degrees is about the width of two fingers held out at arms length, while the "apparent" width of a full moon is around a half of a degree. The conjunction will last until around 10:30 p.m. local daylight time.

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