Jupiter and Saturn make a triangle with the moon – the meteorological bureau forecast and when to see them

Jupiter and Saturn make a triangle with the moon - the meteorological bureau forecast and when to see them

The Moon, Jupiter, and Saturn line up to form a triangle of astronomical delight in the sky over Gloucestershire again on Saturday.

On Friday, the two planets were clearly seen near the moon and if the sky is clear, you should be able to see them again tonight.

Dara Ó Briain, comedian, presenter, and avid star observer was one of those who cheered on Friday’s scene, saying, “The moon, Jupiter, and Saturn make a wonderful triangle now.

Many have tweeted their own photos for the night show

According to the experts at Earth Sky, the triangle will be visible tonight and the best time to see it is around 9 PM.

She said that these two gas giants are difficult to miss because they are so close and identifiable by their proximity to the moon.

The Met Office suggests, in its latest forecast, that it would be a partially cloudy night between 8 pm and 11 pm with temperatures near 11 degrees Celsius.

The moon today is in its convex phase that continues until the full moon on Thursday, October 1.

A good place to go to see the stars is Windsor Drive in Tuffley, Gloucester; Leckhampton Hill in Cheltenham, Painswick Beacon, and Cranham Common in Stroud; Edge, between Gloucester and Stroud ‘Minchinhampton Common, between Stroud and Nailsworth and Cleeve Hill’s summit in the Cotswolds.

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