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Watch Venus and Saturn shine extra close together in a planet conjunction today in this free webcast (Jan. 22) - Space.com

Watch Venus and Saturn shine extra close together in a planet conjunction today in this free webcast (Jan. 22) - Space.com

Watch Venus and Saturn shine extra close together in a planet conjunction today in this free webcast (Jan. 22) - Space.com
Jan 22, 2023 52 secs

During the evening of Sunday (Jan. 22) the solar system planets Saturn and Venus will meet up in the night sky making a close approach.

Luckily, skywatchers who don't want to brave the bitter cold of January can watch the encounter from the comfort of their homes.

That means Saturn will be 100 times fainter than Venus during the conjunction according to Virtual Telescope Project head and astrophysicist Gianluca Masi.

Skywatchers will also be able to observe the conjunction with binoculars or with the naked eye, though Saturn may be difficult to spot without assistance from an instrument.

(Image credit: Celestron)According to In the Sky(opens in new tab), from New York City the conjunction between Venus and Saturn will become visible in the constellation of Capricorn at around 5:18 p.m. EST (2218 GMT) at around 14 degrees over the horizon to the southwest.

Editor's Note: If you snap the conjunction between Saturn and Venus, and would like to share it with Space.com's readers, send your photo(s), comments, and your name and location to [email protected]

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