Venus and Jupiter are headed for a cozy conjunction on Tuesday. During the event, the two brilliant planets will appear only 1/3 of a degree apart from each other on the night sky’s inky canvas. Although optical aids are not necessary to enjoy the planetary pairing, they will be near enough to occupy the same field of view in a telescope at low power. This will be the closest conjunction of the two until Aug. 27, 2016.
Sign up to get the latest updates.