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Moon, Venus and Mercury Meet in Night Sky Monday

Stargazers will get an interesting chance to see a celestial configuration between the moon and two bright planets on Monday (June 10) evening. Full story

Planets align in rare triangular formation

   Venus, Jupiter and Mercury were all visible in a near-perfect triangle Monday evening after sunset. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

Celestial show won’t be back until 2015

   The bright triangle of light formed by Venus, Mercury and Jupiter will brighten the sky this weekend. NBC’s Ann Curry reports.

Brilliant Venus Returns to Night Sky This Month: How to See It

Enthusiastic skywatchers have perhaps been wondering what has happened lately to Venus, the most brilliant of all the planets. Full story

Venus can have 'cometlike' atmosphere

The planet Venus sometimes looks less like a planet and more like a comet, scientists say. Scientists with the European Space Agency have discovered that a part of the upper atmosphere of Venus — its ionosphere — acts surprisingly different depending on daily changes in the sun's weather. Full story

Venus and Moon Shine Bright in Stargazers' Photos

The serene glow of the pre-dawn sky Thursday (Jan. 10) proved the perfect setting for two stargazers to capture dazzling images of the crescent moon and Venus. Full story

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  Venus takes center stage

Stargazers across the globe have enjoyed a rare astronomical event. They looked to the skies and saw the  Transit of Venus - when the planet Venus passes between the sun and Earth. And as ITV's Paul Brand reports it's an event that won't repeated for another 100 years.

  Venus on the move

The planet Venus passes across the sun, an astrological event that will take just under seven hours, and won’t be seen again until 2117. NBC’s Mike Taibbi reports.

  Transit of Venus

Griffith Observatory Director Dr. Ed Krupp explains this rare spectacle in astronomy that won’t take place again for another century – the planet Venus slowly inching across the face of the sun.

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  Want to see the transit of Venus? Don’t look up!

The planet Venus will cross the sun in a rare celestial event, but even though this event won’t happen again until 2117, don’t stare directly at it, scientists warn. TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie reports.

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People look at a triple conjunction of the planets Venus, Jupiter and Mercury in New York
People look at a triple conjunction of the planets Venus, Jupiter and Mercury in New York

People look at a triple conjunction of the planets Venus , Jupiter and Mercury in the sky, in New York, May 26, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)

A triple conjunction of the planets Venus, Jupiter and Mercury is seen in the sky over the Statue of Liberty in New York
A triple conjunction of the planets Venus, Jupiter and Mercury is seen in the sky over the Statue of Liberty in New York

A triple conjunction of the planets Venus , Jupiter and Mercury is seen in the sky over the Statue of Liberty in New York, May 26, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

A person sits on a park bench as a triple conjunction of the planets Venus, Jupiter and Mercury is seen in the sky in New York
A person sits on a park bench as a triple conjunction of the planets Venus, Jupiter and Mercury is seen in the sky in New York

A person sits on a park bench as a triple conjunction of the planets Venus , Jupiter and Mercury is seen in the sky in New York, May 26, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)