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Weather Blog: The Moon And Jupiter Teaming Up This Weekend

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The planet Jupiter (L) appears as a faint disc next to the moon June 16, 2005 in Sydney, Australia. The phenomenon, which occurs every few years, is caused when the moon moves between Jupiter and the earth and allows people to see the planet with the naked eye.  (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

The planet Jupiter (L) appears as a faint disc next to the moon June 16, 2005 in Sydney, Australia. The phenomenon, which occurs every few years, is caused when the moon moves between Jupiter and the earth and allows people to see the planet with the naked eye. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

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Written by Meteorologist Dave Aguilera

DENVER (CBS4) – We have a big celestial meeting happening over the Colorado skies this weekend.

Starting on Saturday night the moon and Jupiter will be inching toward each other. By the time we get to Monday the big planet and the moon will be the closest they will be until the year 2026. Jupiter is now the brightest object in the evening sky at this point of the month.

The meeting is called the Moon-Jupiter Conjunction. the moon will be a waxing gibbous working its way toward being full wolf moon on the 26th. On Monday the 21st the moon will be moving by Jupiter less than a degree to the south of the planet. You will be able to see it a few days before and after Monday the 21st.

Skies will be mostly clear this weekend, so you should have a full view of this Conjunction Junction of the Moon and Jupiter!

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