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How to watch Jupiter, Mercury in conjunction on March 5 – Townsville Bulletin

How to watch Jupiter, Mercury in conjunction on March 5

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Southern hemisphere skywatchers are in for a treat this week with the best chances of seeing the conjunction of Mercury and Jupiter.Conjunctions occur when a planet’s orbit of the sun aligns with another, making them appear as if they are in close proximity when viewed from Earth.
On Friday morning, the largest planet in our solar system will appear close to the smallest, with Jupiter and Mercury being less than the width of the moon apart.
The last conjunction between the two planets occurred on…

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