Did you see it? Jupiter and Venus put on a show for early-morning stargazers

Early risers witnessed a cosmic event on Monday morning as Venus and Jupiter appeared side by side in the sky.

The planetary conjunction could be spotted by the naked eye on the east-southeast horizon before sunrise, just after 6am (GMT).

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Handout photo of Venus (left) and Jupiter in the skies over Brighton Pier during a planetary conjunction. Picture: @irvbphoto/PA Wire
Handout photo of Venus (left) and Jupiter in the skies over Brighton Pier during a planetary conjunction. Picture: @irvbphoto/PA Wire