Venus-Jupiter conjunction 2023: The best images from around the globe

As captured by stargazers over the world, the two planets met the Moon in the night sky.

Hot off the bright trails of the Green Comet, February 2023 has gifted stargazers another celestial spectacle, with Jupiter and Venus meeting in the night sky.

This coming together of astronomical objects, known as a conjunction, was made even more special for stargazers yesterday evening (26 February), with the Moon visible beside the two planets.

You can take a look at the best images of the conjunction so far below, with astronomers around the world snapping the event.

Better still, you can see it for yourself: as our Venus and Jupiter conjunction 2023 guide explains, the two planets will be less than one degree apart in the sky on 1 and 2 March.

If you want to make the most of the night sky this year, be sure to check our full Moon UK calendar, meteor shower calendarandastronomy for beginners guide.

Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Srinagar, Kashmir, India

Sheerness, United Kingdom

Paris, France

Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India

Cape Point, South Africa

Istanbul, Turkey

Islamabad, Pakistan

London, United Kingdom

Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Linz, Austria

Goa, India

L'Aquila, Italy

Clevedon, United Kingdom


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