Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, and Moon This Morning, December 28, 2013


Jupiter gleams from the western sky in front of the stars of Gemini this morning as seen from the Chicago area. (Click the images to see them larger.)  The twin stars Castor and Pollux appear above Jupiter.  Procyon  (Canis Minor) appears nearby.


Meanwhile MarsSaturn and the moon appear in the southeastern sky.  Saturn appears near the crescent moon (overexposed on the image)  Zubenelgenubi and Zubeneschamali (Libra) appear nearby.  Mars is racing eastward along the ecliptic toward Spica (Virgo).  The planet passes about five degrees north of the star on January 28, 2014.

Read more about the planets this month.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.