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This means that stargazers across the country will be able to watch the two nearby planets moving side by side.
This amazing event has been happening for the past two weeks and is only visible on certain days.
Most recently, those lucky enough to catch a glimpse were able to see the crescent moon joining two extraterrestrial objects last week while others across the UK were treated to the northern lights.
Without further ado, here’s everything you need to know about the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter when it becomes visible tonight.
What is the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter?
The conjunction of Venus and Jupiter involves the appearance of the two planets in the same part of the sky.
Venus meets the gas giant in an event known as a conjunction, which puts the planets very close together in the night sky.
How rare is the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter?
Conjunctions between the planets are so rare that they align with each other every 13 months, or 398.88 days, according to Belgian meteorologist Jan Meeus.
When is the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter visible?
The Venus-Jupiter conjunction will happen tonight (March 2) when Venus and the gas giant line up just 45 minutes apart from each other.
Venus will also be above Jupiter, unlike other nights.
It will be visible from around 5:30pm (UK time) with better views achievable when dark in areas with clear skies.
The cloud will continue to spread westward through this evening with a few showers still occurring in some places
Clear spells will remain for North West Scotland, West Wales and South West England allowing patchy frost to form here 🌔 pic.twitter.com/0HB3vm71sU
Met office March 2, 2023
What’s the weather forecast at the Met Office for tonight as the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter takes place?
The Met Office predicts that tonight will see variable amounts of clouds at times with rain affecting Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and northern England.
There will be clear periods in the northwest and across the south with some frost overnight.
Find out the weather forecast for where you live on the Met Office website.