2012 Venus Jupiter Mercury conjunction

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Conjunction of Jupiter and Venus (separated by a mere 3 degrees) as seen from southeastern New York State

The 2012 Venus Jupiter Mercury conjunction, was an astrological conjunction that occurred on February 25, 2012 between the Moon, Venus and Jupiter forming a triple conjunction. It was observed in the western sky at sunset globally. On March 13 Venus and Jupiter reentered conjunction, and 5 celestial signs were observable, all around sunset local time, globally.

For the star chart of Mar 13, see; http://science.nasa.gov/media/medialibrary/2012/02/17/skymap_13mar12.gif

As the Venus and Jupiter conjunction continues to converge through Mar 2012 three other planets became observable. Mercury, Mars, and Saturn. Mercury was seen just above the western horizon at sunset. Mars could be seen in the East for those in the northern hemisphere.

Venus Jupiter conjunction[edit]

On March 15, 2012, Venus and Jupiter drew to within 3 degrees of each other.

A similar conjunction will happen in May 2013, but with less visibility.

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