Since last Tuesday, February 28, and until this Thursday, March 2, a remarkable astrological event has been seen in Barcelona: the conjunction or Venus and Jupiter alignmentboth brightest planets Of the solar system. It is expected that it will be able to see again this Thursday night, if the clouds allow it.
Users of social networks They did not want to miss this amazing astronomical showin which both planets have been very visible from Earth, appearing as if they were very close to each other.
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However, if we observe it through a telescope, we will be able to appreciate that it is only a optical effect. Although it may appear that Venus and Jupiter are almost touching, they are actually separated by a few 800 million kilometers away.