Venus and Jupiter will meet in the pre-dawn sky tomorrow

Buzz Aldrin salutes the U.S. flag on the Moon July 1969. NASA  Neil A. Armstrong

In the United Kingdom, the best viewing time will be 40 minutes before sunrise.

Both Jupiter and Venus should be visible just before sunrise on Monday, November 13.

The planets will appear to move past each other about seven degrees above the horizon, "forming what looks like a brilliant double star", according to NASA. That's because, from Earth's vantage point, the two planets are lining up, despite being hundreds of millions of miles away from each other.

"Conjunctions occur when two planets share the same right ascension, the east-west longitude in the sky as measured from an observer on Earth".

If you're scrolling through your social feeds wishing that you'd witnessed this celestial wonder first hand, the good news is that it's going to happen again tomorrow morning.

The astronomer said the two planets were separated by "just over half the apparent size of the full moon in the sky". Viewers in NY will see the Jupiter rise first at 5.26am, with Venus coming at 5.31am, according to

Jupiter and Venus, two of the brightest planets in the solar system, were visible to the naked eye from about 6am this morning.

Where is the best place to watch the Jupiter Venus conjunction? But here too the maximum altitude is about 11 degrees, which requires a relatively unobstructed eastern view.

What does the Jupiter Venus conjunction look like? If you have a pair of wide-field binoculars, bring them, as they should be able to capture the planet's closeness in the same frame.

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