People around Chicago have been mistaking planets for something sinister


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Residents of Chicagoland have been left puzzled and unnerved by the appearance of Venus and Jupiter in close proximity to each other in the night sky. The phenomenon has been occurring for several weeks, causing widespread confusion and concern.

Social media platforms and community news websites have been inundated with posts and comments from residents describing their experiences of seeing the planets. Many have expressed fear and anxiety, with some mistaking the planets for stationary aircraft or other mysterious objects.

One Reddit user posted their observation of the phenomenon, stating that there were no other stars visible in the sky near Joliet. Another resident reported seeing two bright, stationary lights in the Western Joliet skies on March 1st, which they initially mistook for planets, but later ruled out as being anything other than unidentified objects.

The unusual celestial event has caused annoyance for some residents who feel disturbed by the sight of the planets. However, astronomers have assured people that there is no need for concern. According to NASA, Venus and Jupiter have been appearing close to each other in the sky since January and will continue to do so until early April. The two planets are simply aligning in their orbits and are not posing any danger to Earth or its inhabitants.

Despite the reassurances from experts, some residents remain uneasy about the appearance of Venus and Jupiter in the night sky. The unusual celestial event has sparked debate and discussion among residents, and many continue to marvel at the sight of the planets so close to each other in the sky.


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