Venus and Jupiter will appear together in the sky

Venus and Jupiter will appear together in the sky

Venus and Jupiter will appear together in the sky

They will then move off in different directions, according to Earth Sky, with Jupiter moving higher in the night sky each day while Venus moves lower.

The two planets are actually over 400 million miles apart but will rise within 0.3 degrees of each other at their closest.

The planets will appear in conjunction in the south-east, just above the horizon, and may appear to look like one bright star.

The planets should be visible for more than an hour depending on viewing conditions, though light from the sun is expected to block out Jupiter about 15 minutes before sunrise.

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Weather permitting, for those observers who don't have any tall obstructions such as trees or buildings toward the east-northeast, this "double planet" should make for a very striking visual spectacle, no doubt attracting the attention of even those who don't give more than a casual glance at the sky, Space added.

To see the bright planets you'll need to wake up early, at least an hour before dawn, Monday morning.

In the UK, Venus will rise at 5:56 a.m. local time, followed by Jupiter at 6:05 a.m.

On the East Coast of the United States, the planets will rise at about 5:30 a.m. local time, according to, followed by sunrise between 6:30 a.m. and 6:50 a.m., depending on your location. This will be the closest distance from the two planets throughout the year, an astronomical event known as a conjunction. Seeing the sun through a telescope or binoculars can cause serious eye Problem without proper sun filters. That is smaller than the diameter of the moon according to Earth Sky.

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