The conjunction or alignment of planets occurs when several planets are placed in one approximately straight line in the sky. This happens due to the orbits of the planets around the sun and the perspective from Earth. Because the planets have different orbital periods and inclined orbits, planetary alignments are relatively rare events and don’t usually last very long.
Planetary alignments can be visible from Earth, and are often considered interesting events for skygazers. However, planetary alignments do not have significant effects on Earth or on humans. Although historically they have been associated with astrological eventsastrology is not supported by science and there is no evidence that planetary alignment has any kind of influence on our daily lives.
Soon Venus and Jupiter align. In this amazing astronomical show, both planets will be very visible from Earth and will appear to be very close to each other. But if we observe it through a telescope, we can appreciate that it is only an optical effect. Although it may seem that Venus and Jupiter are almost touching each other, the reality is that they are separated by approximately about 800 million kilometers away.
In order to enjoy this event we must look at the sky during the minutes before dawn on Thursday, day March 2. At 5:15 a.m. Spanish peninsular time, a couple of hours before sunrise, Venus meets Jupiter in the constellation Pisces at a distance of 29′ 24″.
Although the conjunction will be perceptible to the naked eye and whenever the weather allows it, the use of telescopes or binoculars is recommended to visualize it more clearly. Choosing a suitable place clear and no light pollution It will be a key element when it comes to enjoying this phenomenon.