An event that occurs every 171 years - Moon, Jupiter & Venus aligned
Star light, star bright.. The planets are aligned tonight.
On February 22, 2023, a significant astronomical event occurred as Jupiter and Venus aligned with a crescent moon, resulting in a conjunction. People who looked up at the night sky on that quiet evening witnessed this breathtaking sight, which occurred between sunset and 9 pm. Many Singaporeans observed the phenomenon from various locations across the island, including HarbourFront, Bedok, Paya Lebar, Marina Bay, and River Valley. Witnesses in the Kallang area reported seeing a straight alignment with the moon at the top just before 8 pm that night.
Once in a Lifetime Event
Jupiter and Venus are the two brightest planets in the sky and will continue to approach each other more closely every evening in February 2023. They will be in conjunction and appear very close to each other on March 1, which happens about once every three years and three months, making it a rare event. According to Gulf News, the moon passes conjunction with every planet approximately once a month, but Venus only conjuncts Jupiter every three years and three months, making it a unique occurrence. The meeting between these celestial bodies in 2023 is exceptional, with calculations revealing that Venus and the Moon were the closest they've been in decades on February 22. This proximity between the two planets happens only once every 171 years.