In one of the most stunning sights in recent memory – the two brightest planets in the solar system – Venus and Jupiter – were visible in the morning sky earlier today. The sight was visible in the majority of the United Kingdom, other areas in Europe and selected parts of Asia, and even some parts of the United States. The surreal sight was captured on camera by many Twitter users – with some stunning results. In case you missed out, or just want a recap of the sight – read on and take a look at some of the best images!
thats Jupiter and Venus btw🙌 how rare and beautiful it truly is that we exist pic.twitter.com/Hsbuhk8qRk
— morningstar☄ (@luxidecker) November 13, 2017
There they are… Venus top… Jupiter lower left… pic.twitter.com/13mgu88w34
— mars_stu (@mars_stu) November 12, 2017
Max Shannon in Israel caught this glorious photo of the 2 brightest planets visible from Earth – Venus (above) and Jupiter.
On Monday morning, they'll be less than a moon-width apart: https://t.co/q5hnNMsAyu
Look in the sunrise direction, before sunup! pic.twitter.com/qsHmvKgC38
— EarthSky (@earthskyscience) November 11, 2017
Gorgeous photo of Venus and Jupiter this morning from Siddhartha Thapa in Dharan, Nepal pic.twitter.com/fx7Xk1BXSi
— EarthSky (@earthskyscience) November 13, 2017
Venus and Jupiter in conjunction, less than 1/2 degree apart as seen over Lake Michigan from a viewpoint near Milwaukee early Monday morning. It's a line of sight illusion, the planets are actually hundreds of million miles apart. pic.twitter.com/riXyf0Lrmz
— Ernie Mastroianni (@erniemas) November 13, 2017
The moon, Venus, and Jupiter over foggy LA , as seen from @mtwilsonobservatory , aka the greatest place in Los Angeles. @astronomypicturesd… pic.twitter.com/k9RxF51iAf
— moby XⓋX (@thelittleidiot) November 13, 2017
— Brian Wagner (@DrummerBoy2112) November 13, 2017
Some stunning pictures! If you missed out on this occasion, then wait around for November 24 – when Saturn and Mercury are set to follow Venus and Jupiter!