Hey, Space Placers!
Venus (top) and Jupiter (bottom) in 2014 pre-dawn sky at Shenandoah National Park. The two planets switch positions in 2023 with Jupiter coming from the top while Venus moves upward from the horizon.
Credit: Greg Redfern
Start watching the western sky NOW after sunset as darkness approaches as the two brightest planets - Venus and Jupiter - are moving towards a gorgeous close rendezvous March 1st.
You can easily see Venus - the brighter of the two planets closer to the horizon until March 2nd - and Jupiter with your unaided eyes but binoculars will enhance thew view as the two draw closer together and become visible in your field of view.
The young Waxing Crescent Moon joins the pair on 21 and 22 February for a stunning sky spectacle.
I am excited to see this as I will be at sea on Azamara Onward in the BERMUDA TRIANGLE when they are at their closest and it will make a stunning astropic if it is clear.