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Venus Jupiter conjunction 2017 on November 13, all you need to know

12 November 2017, 07:08 | Lucia Cruz

GETTYVenus Jupiter conjunction 2017 The planets will rise as one on Monday

Venus and Jupiter conjunction 2017

According to, Jupiter was largely invisible in September as it was too close to the sun's glare.

The two planets, which are about 416 million miles apart in the solar system, are due to rise within 0.3 degrees of each other and will "snuggle" close to each other in the morning. This week, another conjunction of Venus and Jupiter is occurring and is visible to much of planet Earth to the east just before sunrise.

The conjunction will be best visible from the country side, away from the light and pollution from the city.

For context, this is approximately half the diameter of the moon.

According to AccuWeather, optimal viewing opportunities in the United Sates will be across the Mississippi Valley and over the Central Rockies, where meteorologists are expecting clear skies.

Experts note that to observe the convergence of Venus and Jupiter and other planets will be possible only in clear and cloudless weather, and only in the morning.

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Early risers on Monday can towards the southeast, just above the horizon, to see planets Venus and Jupiter appear in close conjunction.

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"Bright Jupiter will emerge from the dawn glare to meet even brighter Venus", writes

The conjunction will be slightly more hard to watch in the United States, because sunrise comes earlier than in Britain.

What is Venus Jupiter conjunction? .

The two worlds will only be visible for a short time before sunrise and won't climb more than about 7 degrees above the horizon.

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