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Venus, Jupiter, moon offer rare night show

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Stargazers of the world may have noticed a treat this weekend.

On Saturday and again Sunday, Venus, Jupiter and Earth’s moon converged in the western sky for a rare evening show.

In mid-February, the two planets were 20 degrees apart from a viewing perspective. The gap narrows to 10 degrees by month’s end.

The moon appeared closer to Venus on Saturday and will appear closer to Jupiter on Sunday.

The moon then retreats from view, but Venus and Jupiter keep drawing closer. The two planets will be just 3 degrees apart by mid-March.


MARCIA DUNN, Associated Press Aerospace Writer, contributed to this report.