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

12 November 2017

The apparent distance between these two planets on Sunday morning will be more than halved and they will be separated by less than one degree, and on Monday morning, they will appear closest together and rising in tandem, side by side - Venus on the left and a dimmer Jupiter on the right.

According to, Jupiter was largely invisible in September as it was too close to the sun's glare. Both the planets may look like one bright star as they will be at just 0.3 degrees apart. This week, another conjunction of Venus and Jupiter is occurring and is visible to much of planet Earth to the east just before sunrise.

A BBC report said Venus and Jupiter will be best seen by those living in the mid-northern latitudes, including India.

People residing in the United Kingdom will be able to watch the conjunction foor a good one hour as Venus will rise at 5:56 AM and Jupitar at 5:58 AM.

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Venus will be 152 million miles (246 million km) from us, while Jupiter is almost four times farther away, at 594 million miles (956 million km), the portal said.

In a very rare treat for stargazers, the two planets will be passing each other which will be visible in the eastern sky about an hour before sunrise, staying low on the horizon. Skywatchers across Britain will be able to enjoy the conjunction for an hour before the Sunrise.

In Los Angeles, the conjunction will be well below the horizon when it occurs, though, on the morning of November 13, Venus and Jupiter will rise at 5:19 a.m. and 5:18 a.m., respectively. From the point of view of Earth, it will seem as if the two planets are colliding with each other.

The phenomenon will be visible to the naked eye itself but if you want to have a clearer view for yourself, it's probably best to use use a telescope or binoculars.

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