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Look to the Sky: Jupiter, Venus & Moon to Come Together

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If you're into planet watching, the next time this will happen is on Nov. 18, 2052. So best to take advantage this weekend:

Starting Thanksgiving evening, Jupiter and Venus will begin moving closer so that by Sunday and Monday, they will appear 2 degrees apart, which is about a finger width held out at arm's length, said Alan MacRobert, senior editor at Sky and Telescope magazine. Then on Monday night, they will be joined by a crescent moon right next to them, he said. [Associated Press]

For a local take on this event, Astronomical Observer Anthony Cook from The Griffith Observatory Sky Report has the scoop: