A dozen residents in California’s Central Valley called 911 to report “lights in the sky.” Those lights in the sky weren’t Chinese spy balloons, the FortNite Battle Bus, or UFOs.
On Wednesday, March 1, 2023, Venus and Jupiter appeared unusually close in the Western sky after sunset. Also known as a conjunction in astronomy.
For those not familiar with the planetary neighborhood, Venus is next door to Earth and appears larger in the sky. Jupiter, the largest plane in the solar system, is a few doors over from Earth and appears smaller in the sky.
Stop calling 911 on your planetary neighbors