February 2012

Celestial Show: Our Moon, Jupiter, Venus and Mercury light up the sky

"The planets Jupiter and Venus are actually converging"

For all you space enthusiasts out there, it was a pretty amazing view if you looked up at the sky over the weekend. There was actually a heavenly triangle that had a crescent moon at the top and the gas giant Jupiter and “Queen of the Sky” Venus forming the bases. Jupiter and Venus are in fact the brightest planets in the Solar System.

This celestial show was on again last evening for those of who might have missed it Saturday night. The celestial show can be seen by people across the globe and it is not exclusive to viewers only in a certain location as is the case with a lot of events like this. The closest planet to the Sun, Mercury, will also be seen if you look diligently below Venus close to the horizon.