The "evening star" Venus 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.
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)
While both Venus will be in the constellation of Aries, the ram on Friday (March 27), the moon will move along into its neighboring constellation of Taurus, the bull, come Saturday night.
Also visible nearby is the bright star Aldebaran, also known as the "eye" of Taurus, the bull. You may even be able to see the planet Uranus closer to the horizon, but only if you have a dark sky and binoculars or a telescope.
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Venus is putting on a show. Since the beginning of this year, I viewed Venus 10x using my telescopes through this month, 90-mm size and 10-inch ranging 31x to 200x views and using blue filter too. The planet is putting on the heliocentric solar system show in the eyepiece (angular size increasing, brightness level increasing, phase changes :) At times, some hint of cloud bands visible near the terminator and equator area using the filter.