Conjunctions are exciting to check out in a distinct night time sky especially when the Jupiter is just 6 degrees in the sky. You just have to get outside the house and watch west and there will be Venus and Jupiter visible clearly in the night sky.
On July 18 and 19, the crescent moon will be given company by Venus and Jupiter making it a celestial extravaganza.
The three celestial objects will be seen in a row as if they are in a divine meeting.
These three astronomical bodies, Moon, Venus and Jupiter are the second, third and fourth brightest objects respectively in our solar system after the Sun.
In fact, Venus, the second planet from the Sun, is 77 million km from Earth, and Jupiter, the fifth planet from the Sun and the solar system’s largest, is 909 million km away.
They have been gradually coming closer to each other in excess of the previous few weeks.
All the three bodies were in a triangle on Friday night and it was visible with the naked eyes. However, the phenomenon can also be watched in the daytime as well but it will vary depending on the location and time zone. They will make an appearance at 6:45 am IST on Sunday, July 19.
The moon will actually pass in front of the Venus on Monday, July 20 at 6:30 am IST, favoring the South Pacific though the rest of the world will see a stunningly close pass.