Watch Venus and Jupiter come very close, almost close, in the night sky tonight

Venus and Jupiter will come closest to each other in the night sky on Wednesday (March 1) during a meeting of the solar system’s refracting planet, the hottest and largest planet.

During the close approach between the two planets, Venus And Jupiter will pass within 29.4 arc minutes, or about half a degree, of each other, according to in the sky (Opens in a new tab). They are so close, the two planets will appear to be “kissing” in the night sky. (Your clenched fist at arm’s length covers about 10 degrees of the sky.)

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