Venus Jupiter conjunction 2017 on November 13, all you need to know

Venus Jupiter conjunction 2017 on November 13, all you need to know

The planets, which orbit the sun about 416 million miles apart, will be just 17 arcminutes from each other when viewed from Earth.

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

Jupiter and Venus, two of the brightest planets in our solar system, will be coming close together for some time before dawn on Monday, November 13.

Venus and Jupiter will appear together in the sky before sunrise.

The public are being advised to remember that the planets will rise so close to each other that they might look like one extremely bright star. Skywatchers across Britain will be able to enjoy the conjunction for an hour before the Sunrise.

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.

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Astromners advise that the conjunction will be best viewed in a rural location that is isolated and away from any sort of light pollution.

For those watching from the UK, Venus will rise at 5:56 am and Jupiter can be seen at 5:58 am.

Venus and Jupiter will appear very close together above the eastern horizon just before sunrise on November 13.

The two worlds will only be visible for a short time before sunrise and won't climb more than about 7 degrees above the horizon.

On the East Coast of the United States, the planets will rise at about 5:30 a.m. local time, according to Space.com, followed by sunrise between 6:30 a.m. and 6:50 a.m., depending on your location. While the planets will be visible with the naked eye, telescope or pair of binoculars can give you a clearer view. "So these close conjunctions are destined to occur", according to Sky and Telescope.

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