Look up! Venus, Jupiter, and Mars all Visible

Even if you don’t consider yourself a star gazer, you’ll want to head out tonight.

Just after sunset, which is 6:48 PM this evening, look to the west for a stunning view of Venus and Jupiter. While the two planets have been bright in the western sky for weeks, they are making their closest pass tonight during conjunction. They will be separated by a mere 3 degrees, with Venus being the brighter of the two. The pair will be visible for about 4 hours after sunset.

After gazing to the west, turn east and you’ll see another bright object. That is Mars, and it will be visible all night.

Fortunately clouds will be clearing as the evening nears, so you should be able to catch a glimpse of this solar sight!