Planet Spotting

Venus and Jupiter in the evening sky.


Apparently this month, March 2012, is the best month for ages for being able to see planets in the night sky. I’m sure that you have all seen Venus and Jupiter in the evenings. If not, have a look when it gets dark this week. Can you spot the other planets that are supposed to be visible?

There is a special event happening this week regarding Venus and Jupiter. Do you know what it is? Do you know what the word ‘conjunction’ means? Keep your eyes peeled and watch what happens to Venus and Jupiter over the coming week.

Remember to post your comments about what you see and are able to find out.

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Max B
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 19:00:33

    Venus, Jupiter and Mercury are going to be in a line. This is being in conjunction.


  2. Josh Smith
    Mar 14, 2012 @ 16:40:07

    Is a conjunction when all the planets line up in the sky and when they do you will be able to see them lined up .


  3. Josh Smith
    Mar 14, 2012 @ 16:51:39

    on Saturday night I was skipping through the radio and on one radio station I heard that there was the planet Mars just above the moon so I looked out into the sky and actually saw the planet there.


  4. shanon
    Mar 15, 2012 @ 16:07:28

    conjunction means when something meets together.


  5. kimberleysmith2002
    Mar 21, 2012 @ 19:05:19

    I saw them yey. well I saw jupitar and venus


  6. Emily Sowler
    Mar 27, 2012 @ 19:34:15

    On Tuesday 27th march, I saw Jupitar, Venus and Mars.Jupitar and Venus were in the West and Mars was in the East.


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