This week Venus and Jupiter, the two brightest planets in the sky, are making for an inspiring sight, drawing all eyes toward the western sky as night falls and outshining all the true stars in the sky.
Tonight (March 13), Jupiter shines to Venus' lower left. The planets will make a spectacular conjunction, shining just a few finger-widths apart, with Venus appearing a bit higher than Jupiter.
Here at SPACE.com we've been indicating that Venus and Jupiter will be closest together this evening. But this may puzzle some who might have read in other astronomical publications, such as the Observer's Handbook of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, that the actual conjunction between these two brilliant planets will not take place until two days from now (March 15 at 10:00 Universal Time).
What is the reason for this discrepancy? Could we be wrong? Could those publications stating that Venus and Jupiter are in conjunction on Thursday somehow be in error?
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