Triple Conjunction Of Mercury Jupiter And Venus

You might want to dust off those old [amazon asin=1572815108&text=tarot cards], re-check your [amazon asin=B009GB9JB0&text=Mayan calendar] or just generally brace yourself in preparation for something crazy that’s going to happen in the night sky tomorrow night and the night after.

On May 30th and 31st, the planets Mercury, Jupiter and Venus will be visible in a rare vertical alignment known as a triple conjunction. The spooky looking arrangement will be visible from all over the world and as a cosmic bonus… no telescope required! That’s right, the three brightest planets in our night sky will be visible all at once, looking all impressive, with just your human eyes.

Conjunction in December 2009 showing the Moon, Venus and Jupiter. Captured by the VLT (Very Large Telescope) observatory, Chile
Conjunction in December 2009 showing the Moon, Venus and Jupiter. Captured by the VLT (Very Large Telescope) observatory, Chile

Further Reading

How best to view the alignment.

Photo gallery of the planets as they become more and more aligned over the last week.

Why this isn’t going to make the world end.

 

via The Universe


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