Celestial convergence

Last year, the three brightest objects in the sky - Venus, Jupiter and the crescent moon - come together for an unusual group shot. From the evening of Thanksgiving, Jupiter and Venus began to converge, so that by Sunday and Monday were only two degrees apart, which is about the width of a finger arm, according to Alan MacRobert - Senior Editor «Sky and Telescope». Then on Monday night they were joined by a crescent moon.

From time to time these celestial bodies closer together, but usually they are too close to the sun or to converge at a time when they can not see the most. According to the director of Space Planetarium Miami Horkzaymera Jack, next time these celestial bodies can be seen together November 18, 2052.


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