Stargazing is a great activity to do with the family, and the mild February makes it easier to get outside at night to take a look at what is in the sky! At the end of February, through early March, Jupiter and Venus will put on a show!
Towards the tail end of February, Venus and Jupiter stay close together and close to the crescent moon. If you look for the crescent moon first, you can set your eyes below it to find the two planets shining brightly in the evening. You don’t even have to stay up late to see the lineup. They will all appear in the western sky from February 23 through February 25.
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Turning to the end of February, Venus and Jupiter will approach their conjunction on March 2. The two planets on this night will be separated by only half a degree. This will make them appear almost on top of each other during the evening in the western sky.
Start watching the two planets now so you can see them get closer and closer as we approach March 2. The best time to view these two planets before they set, is between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.+
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