Monday, March 26, 2012
Spectacular Venus-Jupiter and Cheshire Cat Moon show tonight.
The bright planets Venus and Jupiter will perform one last sky show with the crescent moon tonight (March 26) to wrap up a two-day celestial meet-up.
At sunset, Venus, Jupiter and the moon will appear together in the western sky in what astronomers call a conjunction. For observers with clear skies, the crescent moon will appear at the top of the trio like a giant smile in space, with Venus shining bright to the lower right and Jupiter perched below.
"This will be the best Venus-Jupiter conjunction for years to come," NASA officials wrote in a skywatching alert. "While bright to the unaided eye, they're even better when seen through a telescope – and you can share NASA's view.” SPACE.COM