Venus and Jupiter will converge on the morning of 13 November

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The Venus-Jupiter conjuction for 2017 - when two of the brighest planets in the night's sky come together -is taking place on Monday morning.

Venus and Jupiter will appear together in the sky before sunrise.

The astronomical event also occurred in 2016 and 2015.

A conjunction between two or more planets or star clusters happens when they share the same right ascension in the sky and thus look near each other when they are actually not.

The phenomenon, known as the Venus-Jupiter conjunction, will happen just before sunrise on November 13 or November 14, depending on where you live in the world.

In a very rare treat for stargazers, the two planets will be passing each other which will be visible in the eastern sky about an hour before sunrise, staying low on the horizon.

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People residing in the United Kingdom will be able to watch the conjunction foor a good one hour as Venus will rise at 5:56 AM and Jupitar at 5:58 AM.

On the East Coast of the USA, the planets will rise at about 5:30 a.m. local time, according to Space.com, followed by sunrise between 6:30 a.m. and 6:50 a.m., depending on your location.

According to space.com, Jupiter was largely invisible in September as it was too close to the sun's glare.

Venus is known as the brightest planet and it always follows up as the second one and will be "snuggling "with Jupiter". The sun rises at 7:15 a.m. local time.

The actual conjunction (the point at which the planets are closest together in the sky) will happen at 1:05 a.m. EST (0605 GMT) on November 13. While the planets will be visible with the naked eye, telescope or pair of binoculars can give you a clearer view.

"The orbit of Venus is tipped just 3.4° with respect to Earth's, Jupiter even less at 1.3°".

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