Stargazers, get ready for a spectacular sight!

This evening, March 1st, if you look west 45 minutes after sunset, you'll be able to see Jupiter and Venus come extremely close together in the night sky, creating a conjunction.

This conjunction will be visible without the use of binoculars or a telescope.

Bob Berman, astronomer blogger for the Old Farmer's Almanac, said to look first for Venus, which is one of the brightest stars in the night sky (other than the moon), also known as the morning star.

Berman said that Venus is positioned just half a degree to the right of Jupiter.

Then, look for Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. These two bodies have been moving closer and closer to each other for weeks.

Berman said that on March 2nd, Venus and Jupiter will visibly separate. "During March, Jupiter sinks lower while Venus climbs a bit higher each evening," he explained.

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