As we enter the month of March, be ready to witness an extremely rare Venus-Jupiter appulse that will be visible on the evening of March 1, 2023 and March 2, 2023 after sunset.
The Venus Jupiter appulse will take place from 6.45 pm to 8 pm in the low western sky, right above the sunset point.
The two brightest planets will be at their closest approach or in conjunction at this time, passing less than half a degree of each other, on these evenings in the constellation Pisces, and be visible in a stunning sight in one view of a telescope at the same time.
DAY 1: VENUES WITH A TELESCOPE
To witness this phenomena, the Association of Friends of Astronomy, (Goa) has made arrangements with telescopes at multiple places in Goa.
On Wednesday, March 1, 2023, the event can be viewed from:
Shree Mallikarjun Vidyalaya, Canacona
LD Samant High School, Porvorim
Harmal Panchkroshi higher Secondary, Harmal
DAY 2: VENUES
On Thursday, March 2, 2023 the venues are:
WHAT: Venus Jupiter Appulse
WHEN: March 1, 2023 and March 2, 2023
TIMINGS: 6.45pm to 8pm (both days).
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