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Venus and The Moon give a rare celestial show tonight!

Venus And The Moon Will 'Kiss' In Rare Celestial Show This Week
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“Venus And The Moon Will ‘Kiss’ In Rare Celestial Show This Week”

If you’re looking for a bit of romance in your life, all you need to do is look up to the sky on Thursday, February 27, to see Venus and the moon share a ‘kiss’ during a rare celestial show.

“As long as the weather is clear, you’ll be able to see a delicate curved crescent moon alongside a very bright Venus, as the two objects meet in the night sky.”

“In reality, when it seems as though Venus and the moon come into contact on February 27, Venus will actually be 84 million miles away from Earth, while the moon is 249,892 miles away.

“If you don’t manage to catch a glimpse of the bright sky meeting between the two planets, you can expect to see another on March 28 when the crescent moon creeps back toward Venus for a very similar event,” by Emma Rosemurgey, UK’s Unilad. Read more

Thursday, Feb. 27 evening — Crescent Moon Meets Venus

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“In the western evening sky on Thursday, Feb. 27, the young, crescent moon will make a lovely sight sitting a generous palm’s width to the left (or 6 degrees to the celestial south) of very bright Venus. Viewed in a telescope, Venus will exhibit a gibbous phase (inset),” from Space.com. Read more

Posted by Steve on February 27, 2020 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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