Venus Jupiter Conjunction - Time to Watch the much-awaited celestial event

Buzz Aldrin salutes the U.S. flag on the Moon July 1969. NASA  Neil A. Armstrong

As most planets in the Solar System orbit the Sun on a similar plane, from the Earth's point of view, they follow a more or less similar travel path across the sky.

At 6.53am if the dawn sky is clear, you will be able to witness a close conjunction of Venus and Jupiter.

The moon shines along with Venus, glowing in the centre of the image is Venus and, to its right, Jupiter.

The two planets will appear exceptionally bright and will be visible without a telescope, especially in the Northern Hemisphere.

In a very rare treat for stargazers, the two planets will be passing each other which will be visible in the eastern sky about an hour before sunrise, staying low on the horizon.

The conjunction also happened in 2015 and 2016, when the two planets appeared even closer together.

Venus will be 152 million miles (246 million km) from us, while Jupiter is almost four times farther away, at 594 million miles (956 million km), the portal said.

Experts note that to observe the convergence of Venus and Jupiter and other planets will be possible only in clear and cloudless weather, and only in the morning. For those watching from the UK, Venus will rise at 5:56 am and Jupiter can be seen at 5:58 am.

Per the BBC, the best viewing opportunity in the United Kingdom will be 40 minutes before sunrise in the southeast sky. Seeing the sun through a telescope or binoculars can cause serious eye damage without proper sun filters.

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