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The conjunction of Jupiter and Venus: The Planets ideally coincide with the Moon in an early morning sight



Suburban commuters share their admiration for seeing Jupiter, Venus and the Moon lining up on an early morning sky in a phenomenon known as conjunction

On Thursday morning, the two planets were visible on the same part of the sky, since the moon seemed to pass between them at about 6 in the morning.

The same stunning train was visible to observers waiting on railway platforms and other places on Wednesday.

Venus, because it is much closer to the Sun, seems much brighter in the sky than Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system.

Planetary alliances are relatively ordinary events, 14 such events are expected this year, said Morgan Hollis of the Royal Astronomical Society.

“Compounds are not so rare – they occur every few months,” says Bill Cook of Nasa But, he added, "they are very beautiful."

In fact, Jupiter and Venus are hundreds of millions of miles apart.

Users of social networks posted a series of photos of this phenomenon.

“The camera on my phone doesn’t quite cope,” said one of them.


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