What time is the Thanksgiving alignment of Venus, Jupiter and Saturn

IT'S almost time for Thanksgiving and a special stargazing event.

On November 25 you could be able to spot Venus, Jupiter and Saturn shining in a diagonal line.

What time is the Thanksgiving alignment of Venus, Jupiter and Saturn?

The best time to look will be just after dark in your area as Jupiter and Saturn will move closer to Venus and the horizon as the night continues.

Venus will be visible as the Sun is setting.

If you have clear skies, Jupiter, Saturn and Venus should be visible above the southern horizon straight after nightfall.

The Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics said: "Watching November’s evening planets from night to night is akin to watching a slow-motion chase.

"Venus comes out in the setting sun’s afterglow and barely seems to budge all month long.

"But not so Saturn and brilliant Jupiter. After nightfall, you can watch them close in on Venus as they head toward the horizon."

Venus will be the most visible and to the bottom right of the trio.

Jupiter will be to the top left of the trio with Saturn in the middle.

They should form a diagonal line in the sky before drawing closer together.

You don't necessarily need a telescope but might want one for a closer look.

Try looking from a dark location with limited light pollution.

If you're unsure what you're looking at you could always download a night sky scanning app that lets your smartphone pinpoint constellations and stars.

Make sure you give your eyes a break from your phone afterwards though, stargazing is best when your eyes have adjusted to the dark.

Stargazing apps for Android and iPhone include: SkyView Lite, Star Tracker and Star Walk 2.

Some apps are free but a lot of them charge so it depends if you want to put up with adverts or not.

It's advisable to read the reviews of an app and look at how many people have rated it before downloading.

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