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If the skies remain clear for the next several days, be sure to take a peek in the western sky 30 to 45 minutes after sunset - you will be treated to a changing and beautiful sky show involving Venus, Jupiter and Mercury, the three brightest planents (in that order).
If the clouds clear for Mother's Day, be sure to take a peek in the western sky after sunset.
There are viewing parties in the D.C. area set up to watch Venus cross the face of the sun Tuesday.
The planet Venus will pass in front of the sun for the last time in nearly 100 years, and the University of Virginia's astronomy officials are holding a gathering to view the event.
Venus last transited the Sun in 2004 and will not do so again until 2117, so it is literally a once- in-a-lifetime event.
The wait is over as the two brightest planets in the sky, Venus and Jupiter, will waltz their way toward one another in the western sky this week. For months the two planetary luminaries have been edging closer and closer together with Venus being the lower and brighter of the two.