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Astronomers say that this July planetary orbits have lined up so that people on Earth can see a rare convergence of Venus and Saturn in the night sky. Just after sunset they will appear in the west, looking like a double star, with Venus appearing much brighter. The two planets are actually hundreds of millions of miles apart, but during July they will appear to be very close from our vantage point on Earth.
"We don't often see things that bright in the sky, that close together. And the funny thing is that in this day and age, we aren't used to looking at the night sky and these things strike us as odd." Through a telescope, Venus will look like tiny a crescent moon and Saturn -- 850-million miles farther away -- will be surrounded by its famous rings.
Originally posted by Dan Tanna
I hope this stops any hysteria from breaking out on the boards in july time.