Venus, Jupiter and Mars create cosmic triangle this week

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The orbits of Venus, Jupiter and Mars have come together this week to form a planetary conjunction, an eerie spectacle that reportedly won’t be seen again until 2021.

On Monday morning, early risers received a cosmic treat as the three planets were in optimal viewing position and appeared to be strung out in a line just above the horizon.

The planetary conjunction, a name given to  any three planets when grouped together inside a circle having a 5 degree diameter, will be visible until dawn Wednesday morning, according to the Daily Telegraph.

WGN’s own meteorologist, Demetrius Ivory, captured some images of the planetary trio from the studio Monday morning and posted them to his Facebook.


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