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You Can Watch The Moon & Venus Swap Places In The Sky This Week From Canada

Venus is the third-brightest celestial object that lights up our skies.
You Can Watch The Moon & Venus Swap Places In The Sky This Week From Canada

When the skies are clear, there's no shortage of amazing things to see when you look up at the stars from Canada. This week, two bright objects in space will put on a show for stargazers. The moon and Venus will meet up in the night sky and one will sweep in front of the other for an amazing sight.

Also known as the Evening Star, Venus will track closely to the moon this week culminating with a brilliant switch up between the two celestial objects.

Starting on February 25, people can see the beautiful crescent and the planet close together.

If you watch at the same time every evening for a couple of days after that, you'll see the celestial body move up past the planet.

According to EarthSky, this change happens daily because the crescent moon is moving eastward in its orbit and away from the sunset direction. 

The two bright objects get nearer and nearer to each other every day before pairing up on February 27 when the moon sweeps past Venus.

If it's a clear night where you are in Canada and you've got a good vantage point, you'll be able to see this mystical meeting.

Each day this week, the natural night light will appear higher in the sky at sundown and the crescent will also get bigger.

When it gets dark on February 27, look to the southwest to see our solar system's hottest planet shining brightly beside the moon which will be easily visible even without a telescope.

According to Travel & Leisure, the volcanic planet is going through a period of a couple of months called an apparition, where it gets to its furthest point from the sun meaning it shines even brighter.

Even when it's not going through an apparition, the terrestrial body is still the third brightest object in the sky after the sun and the moon.

If you want to get a glimpse of two bright lights in the sky meeting and crossing over each other on February 27, be sure to check your local weather to see if there will be any cloud cover.

You can also check when the moon rises and sets where you live.

Travel & Leisure states that this celestial show will happen again next month on March 28 when both celestial bodies trek across the night sky close together.