||Moon & Jupiter Conjunction|
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||April 28, 29, 30 2018|
||A SPECIAL CONJUNCTION OF THE MOON AND JUPITER: This weekend, the Moon and Jupiter are converging in the constellation Libra for a special conjunction. Jupiter is approaching Earth for a close encounter in early May, making the giant planet extra big and bright. On Sunday night, April 29th, the Moon will turn full just as it glides past the brightening gas giant. It adds up to a display of rare brilliance in the midnight sky. Visit Spaceweather.com for sky maps and more information.
Note that the brilliant star Spica/Hikianalia (in Virgo) rounds out the trio, with Hokule'a (Arcturus) just to the North.|
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