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Rare astronomic conjunction visible Monday

December 1, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
A rare astronomical event is visible in the sky Monday night. Venus and Jupiter, the two brightest planets in the night sky, are conjoining with the crescent moon to form a triangle in the southern skyVenus is the brightest of the two planets, situated below the moon.

Jupiter, slightly less bright, is visible to the right of the moon.

The three objects form a rare triangle that will not be visible for years. Just step outside and look into the southern sky.

The photo above, taken by Robert Commagere, shows the conjunction visible above Kenter Canyon looking toward Malibu from Santa Monica.


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