WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – A rare celestial event peaks on Sunday as Venus, Jupiter and Mercury appear together in the night sky in what astronomers call a “Grand Conjunction.”
Weather permitting, the trio of planets will be visible in the night sky beginning at dusk. The last time three planets were seen together was May 2011, and the next time won't be until October 2015, according to NASA.
The planetary movements will be visible to the naked eye, although astronomers say binoculars will enhance the view. Venus will be the most visible planet, followed by Jupiter and Mercury.
All the action takes place low in the west-northwest sky.
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