WASHINGTON — It's not just families that are getting together for Thanksgiving. The three brightest objects in the night sky -- Venus, Jupiter and a crescent moon -- will crowd in for an unusual group shot.
Starting tonight, Jupiter and Venus will begin moving closer together, so that by Sunday and Monday they will appear 2 degrees apart. That's about a finger width held out at arm's length, said Alan M. MacRobert, senior editor at Sky & Telescope magazine. On Monday night, they will be joined by a crescent moon, he said.