Reuters – Planetary Alignment Peaks With Celestial Show This Weekend – 25 May 2013

ReutersBy Irene Klotz

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida | Fri May 24, 2013 4:22pm EDT

(Reuters) – Venus and Jupiter, the two brightest planets in the sky this month, will be joined by tiny Mercury for a rare celestial show this weekend.

Typically, Venus, the second-closest planet to the sun, and Jupiter, which orbits beyond Mars, are tens of millions of miles apart. But they have been cycling together while moving ever closer to each other this month, joined by the innermost planet Mercury.

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