As if a sky full of glittering stars wasn’t romantic enough already, we’ll actually get to witness two celestial bodies “kiss” tonight, Thursday, February 27. As long as the clouds stay parted, we’ll be able to glimpse a shining Venus meet with Earth’s moon as they appear to pass each other in a romantic embrace in the Florida skies. Your view of the moon and venus "kissing" from Florida will be truly out of this world.\nAbout 45 minutes after sunset, if you fix your gaze to the southwest, the display should be visible.\nSo, what exactly is going on with these two heavenly love birds? Venus is currently going through an “apparition,” which means it’s at the point where it’s furthest from the sun and also shining its brightest.\nReferred to as the “evening star” when at this stage, it’s predicted to stay this bright through June 2020.\nAs for our moon, as she exits her new moon stage, she starts to form an elegant crescent shape.\nAs the two celestial bodies overlap, at least from our perspective, on their ecliptic paths through the sky, it will appear as though they are almost touching.\nIn reality, Venus will actually be about 84 million miles from Earth, while our moon is about 249,892 miles from us.\nMaybe they’re in a long-distance relationship? Or maybe humans just have a habit of projecting our feelings onto nonhuman things.\nWho can say?\nView this post on Instagram Bright Moon and Venus in close proximity - low in the Western sky tonight 🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹 When the crescent moon is just a sliver each month, the phrase “old moon in the young moon’s arms” poetically describes a marvel of nature. This marvel shows the shadow of the Earth reflecting back the largely blue light from the Earth, known as earthshine. (I have obviously artistically enhanced the image to my taste) —- Travel Photography in El Salvador 🔹🔸🔹 #nightskies #lunarbeauty #venus #explore #travelphotography #TravelPics #travelphotographer #CentralAmerica #elsalvador #visitelsalvador #sanmiguel #WorldTravelIG #ilovephotography #picoftheday #photooftheday #getolympus #photographylife #moonandvenus #sunset #twitter A post shared by Travel Lite & Shoot Heavy (@travelliteshootheavy) on Dec 28, 2019 at 5:16pm PST\nRegardless, it’s sure to be a sight to see, but if you’re going to miss tonight’s show in the sky, don’t worry.\nThe crescent moon will once again show its love for Venus as they pass by again next month on Saturday, March 28, 2020.\nView this post on Instagram Make the most of the winter solstice stargazing - Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park offers the best viewing of the night sky in the region and has the credentials to prove it! The park is designated as a Dark Sky location, meaning it is home to some of the best stargazing in the state. https://bit.ly/36unLa0 A post shared by Florida State Parks (@fl.stateparks) on Dec 24, 2019 at 9:08am PST\nThe moon is climbing higher and higher into the night sky as the weeks pass, and on March 9, it will even be super close to Uranus.\nWhile we’ll be able to see Venus and the moon meet with our naked eyes, this occasion would require powerful binoculars or a telescope to witness.\nView this post on Instagram Went looking for Bowie but only found all his groovy Space dust instead. Search continues. #isitcoldoutthereinspacebowie? #flightoftheconchords A post shared by Steven Diaz (@stevendiazphoto) on Jan 1, 2019 at 5:33pm PST\nIf you really want to get a good seat to the show, you can check out some awesome places to stargaze in Orlando.\nThe Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park is an especially good place to watch the night sky, as it is removed from local light pollution and designated as Florida’s first Dark Sky Park.\nSo, grab some popcorn and a blanket and cozy up for the show!