Jupiter and Venus dance across the sky in this amazing photo collage

A collage of 10 images taken between February 21 and March 2, 2023 showing the movements of Jupiter and Venus as they approach conjunction. (Image credit: Soumyadeep Mukherjee)

Venus and Jupiter have been putting on quite a show for skywatchers in recent weeks.

The two planets have been shining brightly in the early evening sky for several weeks, and in recent days they have been moving closer together in the night sky. On Wednesday (March 1), the couple did theirs closest approach to each other while they also form an arrangement known as a conjunction, meaning they shared the same right ascension, the celestial equivalent of longitude.

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