Lovers of the night sky are in for a treat as the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn will appear all together to create a memorable scene this weekend.

The trio will appear only a few degrees apart and will provide the perfect opportunity to gaze upon their beauty, right here in the Mother City.

According to Time and Date, all three celestial bodies will be perfectly visible from Cape Town. Those wanting to catch the show, however, will have to stay up late or wake up early, with best viewing times on Saturday, August 29 being between 4am and 5.30am.

A conjunction takes place when astral bodies move closer to one another or the moon, and pair of binoculars or a telescope will assist in your viewing experience.

The moon will be highly illuminated with Jupiter appearing bright as well, while Saturn is much fainter.

While it will be a note-worthy event to see, the moon itself will be particularly dazzling so remember to keep your eyes on the skies this weekend.

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