The "evening star" Venus (opens in new tab) will meet up with the waxing, crescent moon in the night sky this weekend. You can spot the celestial pair above the western horizon after sunset.
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On Saturday (March 28), the moon and Venus will be in conjunction — meaning they share the same celestial longitude and will appear close together — at 6:37 a.m. EDT (1037 GMT), according to the skywatching site In-The-Sky.org (opens in new tab).
For skywatchers in the United States, the conjunction occurs when both Venus and the moon are below the horizon, so the closest approach won't be visible. However, they'll be pretty close together on the nights before and after the conjunction.
Related: Venus and moon share spectacular close encounter (photos) (opens in new tab)
While both Venus will be in the constellation of Aries, the ram (opens in new tab) on Friday (March 27), the moon will move along into its neighboring constellation of Taurus, the bull (opens in new tab), come Saturday night.
Also visible nearby is the bright star Aldebaran (opens in new tab), also known as the "eye" of Taurus, the bull. You may even be able to see the planet Uranus (opens in new tab) closer to the horizon, but only if you have a dark sky and binoculars or a telescope.
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