Ohhh baby, space is about to get real sexy tonight. Starting around 9pm EST (noon AEDT) the moon and Venus will be just three degrees apart in the western sky, with Jupiter joining only 10 degrees below. You can even watch it on a webcam. Check out the celestial bodies on them!
NASA will be hosting a live webchat, where you can have all of your questions answered by NASA expert Melissa McGrath. According to NASA:
This will be the best Venus-Jupiter conjunction for years to come. While bright to the unaided eye, they’re even better when seen through a telescope…
And look at that, even Orion is trying to get in on the action. Man, it’s about to get so freaky! So, when the sun goes down and the light gets dim, look westward and enjoy the show. [NASA via Space.com via Trapit]