Watch Venus and Saturn begin joining up in the night sky this week

A NASA/JPL image showing Venus and Saturn moving together in the night sky.


Venus and Saturn are on a visual crash course, and you can watch the planets make their close approach all this week. 

The two planets are, of course, more than 800 million miles (nearly 130 million kilometers) apart on average, so there’s no chance of them literally colliding. But their orbits will make them seem like they might from the vantage point of skywatchers here on Earth.