Mars, Jupiter, Saturn This Morning, January 7, 2014


Three planets are visible this morning in the predawn hours. Bright Jupiter shines from the west-northwest from in front of the stars of Gemini. (Click the images to see them larger.)  Notice the difference in the position of Jupiter and Gemini this morning compared to last night.


Meanwhile in the southern skies, Mars  is to the upper right of Spica.  Mars is rapidly moving eastward and it will pass 5 degrees north of Spica on January 28.  Saturn passed between Zubenelgenubi and Zubeneschamali  last year and appears beneath them.

Read more about the planets this month.

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