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Look up! Jupiter and Venus will be 'kissing' in the sky tonight!

Look up! Jupiter and Venus will be 'kissing' in the sky tonight!
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If you catch us complaining of neck pain on Thursday, it's because we'll have been looking up at the sky admiring Jupiter's and Venus' embrace!

Tonight, the astonishing planets of Jupiter and Venus are expected to 'kiss' in the sky, as astronomers stated. What does this mean exactly? It means that the two planets will be the closest they've ever been across the horizon.

As Paul Delaney, emeritus professor of Physics and Astronomy at York University said in an interview, Jupiter and Venus will appear very close together in the sky, although they will still be very distinct. It's almost as though they will be 'nudging' or 'kissing'. "They're actually over 750 million kilometres apart. But from our perspective, as we on Earth look past where Venus is into the outer solar system, it's that apparent alignment that we're looking at between," said Delaney.

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If the weather is clear tonight, Montrealers will be able to view these planets with binoculars (though a telescope would be even better!)

If not, make sure to catch the live-stream of the event on Allan I Carswell Observatory of Toronto's Youtube channel at 7:30 pm!

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