Seeing both Mars and Venus on the night sky simultaneously is perceived as a true blessing by many, and there’s no wonder why. The two neighbouring planets represent the reasons for many myths and speculations that emerged from astronomers, philosophers, scientists in general, and so on.
According to ksat.com, many of us will witness a spectacular astronomical event for Monday night: Mars and Venus will appear “together” in the night sky.
Get ready for the dusk on Tuesday
The most interesting moment of the approach between our two neighbouring planets will occur on the dusk from Tuesday, as they’ll be at their closest distance, according to NASA.
Perhaps it’s obvious for everyone that the close distance that will separate Mars and Venus on the night sky is just an illusion – in reality, the two planets are still very far away from one another. NASA calls that illusion a “planetary conjuction”.
We all know the great interest shown by astronomers for planet Mars, hoping that humanity will be able in the next decades to build a colony there. There’s no wonder why, as the Red Planet is the only rocky planet from our Solar System except for Earth that has some potential of hosting life. But NASA said that Venus also remains a target for space exploration, and the reasons are different here. “Earth’s Twin” has been through a completely different turn of events in the last billions of years compared to our planet. While Earth is teeming with millions of life forms, scientists try to understand why Venus looks like a living Hell: the atmosphere flooded with carbon dioxide, suffocating atmospheric pressure, and so on.
If you’re already eager to watch the “planetary conjuction” between Mars and Venus, you can track the progress of the two planets at timeanddate.com.