Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon can be seen across Wales under the dark skies

Venus and Jupiter as seen in Llanelli

On Thursday night, Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon were all visible in the night sky over Wales.

During a spectacular celestial event known as a conjunction, the night sky's brightest planets were visible.

The two planets will appear to form a single point at the beginning of March when they are at their apparent closest point, according to the UK Space Agency.

View a few of the best photos taken as people in Wales looked to the skies.

Photo of Venus and Jupiter in the sky in Blaenavon
The planets and the stunningly clear skies in Blaenavon, Torfaen.
Photo of Venus and Jupiter in Aberdaron
Planets and a bright moon in Aberdaron, Gwynedd.
Photo of stars in Swansea
Overlooking Swansea's streets in the distance, a crescent moon.
Photo of stars in Tonypandy
From Tonypandy in Rhondda Cynon Taf, the planets and the moon can be seen.
Photo of a crescent moon in Swansea
In Swansea, a brilliant crescent moon was visible.
Photo of stars in Llithfaen
Venus and Jupiter can be seen in Llithfaen, Gwynedd, thanks to the clear skies.
Photo of stars in Penmon
For those in Penmon, Anglesey, the Moon shone brightly.
Photo of a crescent moon Llithfaen
Susy Storm, a BBC Weather Watcher, took this up-close picture of the Moon from Llithfaen on the Llyn Peninsula in Gwynedd.
Photo of Venus and Jupiter in Llandrindod Wells
In Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Venus and Jupiter were clearly visible at dusk.
Photo of Venus and Jupiter in Llanaelhaearn
In Llanaelhaearn, Gwynedd, the Moon was visible above the trees, along with Venus and Jupiter.
Photo of Venus and Jupiter in Carnguwch
The moon and planets in Carnguwch, Gwynedd.

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