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How to see the planetary trio: Venus, Mars and Jupiter

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How to watch the planetary trio

This week you'll be able to see three planets in the night sky as they cross paths orbiting the sun.

Venus, Mars and Jupiter all have different orbit speeds and sometimes their paths cross each other which makes them look very close here on Earth, like this week.

It's called a planetary trio and they only happen every few years.

The next time these three planets line up is 2021.

The planets should be easy to spot with your just your eyes on a clear night.

The best time to watch is about 5am in the morning.

The trio will be visible until Thursday October 29th.