Light pollution is brightening up the night sky so fast that stars are virtually disappearing in front of sky-watchers' eyes, a new study has revealed.
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On Sunday (Jan. 22) at 5:13 p.m. EST (2213 GMT), Venus and Saturn will make a close approach in the night sky, known as an appulse, and will also be in conjunction.
The annual Ursae Minorid meteor shower which began on Jan. 15 peaks on Thursday, Jan. 19, with the meteors best seen when the constellation Ursa Minor is high above the horizon.
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The planets will begin closing in on one another ahead of a conjunction on Sunday (Jan. 22), during which they will appear just one-third of a degree apart.
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Venus and Saturn will be in conjunction on Sunday (Jan. 22), appearing close enough together in the sky to both be seen through a telescope. The close pairing will also be visible to the naked-eye.
Reference The new moon of January will be at 3:53 p.m. EST on Saturday (Jan. 21), and will soon be followed by a conjunction of Venus and Saturn.
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