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Did You See Jupiter, Venus & the Moon Hanging Out Together This Weekend?

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Image via Space.com
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Did you see a couple of bright objects close to the moon this weekend? It's what astronomers call a "triple conjunction," when three celestial bodies are together and visible to us on Earth. In this case, it was Venus and Jupiter joining the moon, seemingly very close to each other in the sky.

What we got to see February 25 and 26 was the moon "making its monthly trip around the Earth" and passing the two planets, explains Space.com.

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Photo of the triple conjunction as seen over Los Angeles February 25 by @tommcfly via Twitter
But if you missed it, there's going to be more to see very soon: Venus and Jupiter are gradually growing closer, and will pass each other on March 13. CBS2 says it will be a "stellar show" the following day, when "Jupiter and Venus will be within three degrees of each other."

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