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Here's what Venus and Jupiter's close encounter looks like around the world

Set your alarms now, North America: Venus and Jupiter, the brightest planets, will appear extremely close together on Monday before sunrise.

The planets will be below the horizon when they are at their closest, but will still be one-fourth of a degree apart for the East Coast, and one-third of a degree apart for the West Coast, Space.com reports.

Skywatchers across the world are already posting images to Twitter of what they're seeing:

This is what Venus and Jupiter looked like from Orlando, Florida on Sunday:

Here's a handy guide to help find the planets at sunrise: