LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A celestial trio made a rare appearance in the skies above Southern California over the weekend.

The planets Jupiter and Venus joined the Moon on Saturday night to form a triangle that was visible in the night sky on Saturday, Feb. 25 and Sunday, Feb. 26.

Astronomers call this type of alignment a “triple conjunction” — a threesome of bodies coming together in the same plane of sight that gives the illusion of being extremely close to one another.

And if you missed this weekend’s alignment, keep looking up: there will be another stellar show on March 14 when Jupiter and Venus will be within three degrees of each other.

A triple conjunction of Jupiter, Venus and the moon over Los Angeles on Feb. 25, 2012 (credit: Matt Hartman/Shorealone Films)

Comments (8)
  1. FidelityBraveryIntegrity says:

    Where are the conspiracy morons saying that the government did this????
    Probably hiding under their beds.

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      1. FidelityBraveryIntegrity says:

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  2. henry k. says:

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  3. duh says:

    aww, why do they get to have all the cool conjunctions in LA?

    1. sue says:

      It looked pretty cool viewed from Ohio last night….

  4. B says:

    And there was Mars in North East part of the sky.