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There will be a Venus-Moon pairing a few hours before sunrise (3-5 am) on September 13, 2012. This pairing also presents an opportunity to spot Venus even during daytime, that is, while the Sun is up and the sky is still blue. The event requires no telescope and will be visible to the naked eye.
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I started setting up my equipment at around 1 am at the PAGASA Astronomical Observatory in preparation for the relatively rare lunar occultation involving Jupiter and 4 of its brightest satellites, an event which also coincided with the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Fellow astronomy enthusiasts from the UP Astronomical Society and also some walk-in guests were there to observe. Read more.
When two planets line up in the sky, astronomers call it planetary conjunction, one of which will occur on March 15, 2012 for planets Jupiter and Venus. You do not need any equipment to get a glimpse of this planetary alignment, just the naked eye. At around 6 pm tonight and in the succeeding days, Jupiter and Venus will be seen as two bright lights in the sky, prominently visible in the western horizon right after sunset.