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I've noticed a planet near the moon for overn 2 months now. Do you know which planet it is and how long will it be there?

Posted June 19, 2007 9:47 a.m. EDT

MIKE MOSS SAYS:     Lorenda (and for similar questions from Bill Smaltz and Lisa),    The setting Moon has been near the planet Venus for a couple of evenings recently and drifted to between Venus and the planet Saturn last night (the 18th). You can usually get a quick update on interesting sights in the sky at the following address:


As for the name of a close appearance of two or more disparate objects in a small area of the sky, that is often called a "conjunction."