(CBS SF) — Skywatchers are in for a special celestial treat this month as Venus and Jupiter draw close together.
The two bright worlds, looking like stars, will appear in the sky the entire month of June until August 27. According to Earthsky.org, the best night watch is June 30 and July 1 when the dazzling planets pass each other.
Unless it’s cloudy, it will be hard to miss Venus and Jupiter, ranked the third-brightest and fourth-brightest celestial object after the sun and the moon.
You’ll want to have that telescope handy as the planets close in on each other at a rate of over a half degree — more than the diameter of a full moon — per day. Jupiter’s four major moons will also be visible through a lens.