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Skywatcher Photos: Venus and Jupiter Come Together in March 2012

Jupiter and Visa by the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Giuseppe Petricca

Jupiter and Venus hang in the sky next to Italy's Leaning Tower of Pisa in this shot, captured by skywatcher Giuseppe Petricca.

Planets over Tallinn, Estonia

Karthikeyan VJ

Jupiter and Venus light up the sky over Tallinn, Estonia, in this photo by Karthikeyan VJ, from Chennai, India.

Jupiter and Venus Seen Through a Window

Marcelo Espinoza

Skywatcher Marcelo Espinoza took this picture of Venus (lower right) and Jupiter through his window in Brussels, Belgium, on March 8, 2012.

Bushy Shot of Venus and Jupiter

Kelly Wagner

Skywatcher Kelly Wagner of Boylston, Mass., took this picture of the two bright planets on March 11, 2012. "Didn't realize it when I first snapped the pic from my backyard, but it looks like Venus and Jupiter are donning a mustache!" Wagner wrote SPACE.com.

Jupiter and Venus Shine Over the Philippines

Agustin Tomas C. Tria Tirona

Jupiter and Venus blaze bright just after sunset on March 10, 2012. Skywatcher Agustin Tomas C. Tria Tirona took this photo from a campsite on Mt. Batulao, in Batangas province, the Philippines.

Jupiter and Venus At the Beach

Darien Hewett

Skywatcher Darien Hewett took this photo of Jupiter and Venus while at the beach at Oak Island, North Carolina. The child in the photo is Hewett's son Enli, who is nearly six months old.

Dazzling Venus and Jupiter

Alfredo Lopez

Dazzling Venus outshines Jupiter in this shot snapped March 12, 2012, by Alfredo Lopez in Chula Vista, Calif.

Venus and Jupiter in the Florida Skies

Matthew Elfenbein

Jupiter and Venus dance above Florida palm trees in this photo, captured by Matthew Elfenbein of Boca Raton on March 12, 2012.

Jupiter and Venus Over L.A.

Matt Hartman

The two bright planets dance over the lights of Los Angeles in this photo by Matt Hartman, taken on March 12, 2012.

Venus and Jupiter in the Northern California Sky

Forrest Tanaka

Skwatcher Forrest Tanaka snapped this shot from his porch in Pleasanton, Calif., on March 12, 2012.

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