Venus, Mars, and Saturn This Morning, March 14, 2014

DSC00774Brilliant Morning Star Venus shines from the southeastern sky this morning during early twilight.  (Click the images to see them larger.)  Venus rises about 2 hours, 10 minutes before the sun.


Meanwhile, Saturn and Mars appear farther to the west.  Bright Mars is in the southwest about 5.5 degrees above the star Spica.  Mars is retrograding as Earth passes between the Mars and the sun next month.  Saturn is about 27 degrees to the upper left of Mars near the stars Zubenelgenubi and Zubeneschamali.

Our posts about the planets this month:


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