Former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly snapped this photo of the Earth’s crescent, the Moon, Venus, and Jupiter (from top to bottom) on Aug. 6, 2015, while he was aboard the International Space Station.
From In-The-Sky.org – Guides to the night sky
Venus and Jupiter will share the same right ascension, with Venus passing 32′ to the north of Jupiter.
At around the same time, the two objects will also make a close approach, technically called an appulse.
From Loveland, the pair will become visible around 18:08 (MST), 23° above your western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. They will then sink towards the horizon, setting 2 hours and 27 minutes after the Sun at 20:19.
You can track this phenomenal event HERE.
NASA: All month long, you’ll notice the two brightest planets in the sky, Jupiter and Venus, appear closer together each evening. Find them in the west in the hour or so after sundown. On February 22nd, the crescent Moon sits just a degree apart from Jupiter, with Venus hanging beneath them. The two planets then continue to get closer in the sky over the following week, culminating in a close conjunction on March 1st.
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